Back to school bulletin boards can be a real chore. Get help with these hacks and find some time-saving tips to beat the bulletin board blues!
When setting up my classroom I like to hang my boards first, before moving any of the furniture. Use the empty floor space to lay out your paper or fabric to help visualize where you want to place your boards on the wall. Keep in mind the other things you’ll be adding around the boards such as pocket charts and posters. You don’t want to have to move them once they’re up!
Putting up bulletin boards at the beginning of the year can give you a real workout! Not to mention a little risky as you teeter precariously on any available surface so you can hang that top trim! The most time consuming part for me is climbing up and down a zillion times to see if they’re straight. This little tip has saved me a TON of time!
This year as I was using my handy dandy level necklace my teammate wandered in and said, “I was hanging pictures this weekend and I discovered I could put a level on my phone.” I never even thought of that!
Most teachers know that fabric is a great alternative to butcher paper. It doesn’t fade and is super easy to store. I get most of mine at Wal-Mart or on clearance at Hobby Lobby or my local fabric store.
Often times our custodians aren’t finished cleaning when we report back. We sometimes have to wait for the carpets to be cleaned before we can set up furniture. Keep your bulletin board supplies in an easy to reach place so you can use that time to get started on your walls. When stuffing things into cupboards at the end of the year I always pack my bulletin boards LAST so I can get to them FIRST!
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