I am not a bulletin board kind of person. This is probably also part of the reason that it would be hard for me to be an elementary school teacher. I can decorate a classroom with realia–you should have seen all the awesome French posters covering my walls when I was a French teacher, like this, for example:
But not bulletin boards.
I had some in my ESL classroom, that I displayed the Read 180 rotation schedule on or student bios called “All About Me”, but there was no “theme” or “lettering” or “borders” or any of that.
But, now that I am a school librarian, and my library space doubles as a hallway during passing periods, I have to back on opportunities for displays! Here is my first effort, which I recruited a sweet GEDO student in need of service hours to help me with. I spent some time at the Early Learning Center school this morning using the Ellison die-cut machine. Here was the result:
I’m really kind of proud of myself! It looks great and I’ll be able to cycle monthly book titles for book club discussions. Excellent. I also have plans for the matching bulletin board space on the opposite side of the library. (Wisconsin Battle of the Books… yes!)