I've had a whirlwind of fun making my author-illustrator school visits recently.
Are you ready for some A-MAZ-ING bulletin boards?
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS BULLETIN BOARDS:
HERE WE COME!
First up: A floor-to-ceiling wall-display.
Way beyond a Christmas bulletin board.
FLOOR TO CEILING -- I tell you!
This was so absolutely ENORMOUS that I couldn't get a photo of the entire thing from any angle what-so-ever, but I think with these first four pictures you kinda-sorta get the idea. The display has an amazing Christmas tree with chains and lights and presents and people and snowmen and snow and flying sleighs and more trees and pines and a blazing sunshine and football players and airplanes. Well you get the idea.
Here's the close-up of the Christmas Trees on the actual bulletin board section.
You know that I LUV LUV LUV the three dimensional aspect of these trees!
Here's another GIGANTIC: floor-to-ceiling 'display.
This one is specifically for
and as you can see was on the classroom wall.
It was used as a backdrop for parents to observe reader's theater in action.
|"Polar Express" Wall Display inside the Classroom|
|Santa Claus Sleigh Bulletin Board with Student Presents|
Here's a 'writing' bulletin board of all the possibilities and insight for when Santa's arrival goes awry. What a hoot. What an awesome public display for writing.... and you know how much I like writing!
|"Saving Santa" Bulletin Board of Writing|
Here's a whole bulletin board of a variety of simple holiday art projects created by the 'after-school' program at
Scioto Darby Elementary School.
Fireplaces with fires glowing:
and personalized stockings.
AND Strings of lights.......
Look at this one!
Santa comes in all flavors.
How awesome are those snowflakes?
Speaking of snowflakes..... how about a blizzard?
In every shade of the rainbow!
Here's another UBBER mantle of amazing stockings hung with care.
Each of these wrapping paper 'gifts' conceals the writing beneath the wrapped facade. What a fun way to dress up a writing exercise.
|"Giving the Gift of a Good Book"|
These next symmetrical tree creations are the backdrop for their own writing exercise surrounding each student's Christmas family traditions. What a glorious variety of trees. So much fun. I'm such a BIG fan of the decorations, too!
I wonder how many links were in the chain to begin with?
The countdown has gotten underway in earnest at this point.
How much fun is this project?
|"Countdown to Christmas" Chains|
It's time to wind up these festivities.
We'll conclude with a few peeks at a global theme of:
"Christmas Around the World."
|"Christmas Around the World" Bulletin Board Theme|
First up let's start with a classroom door decoration for 'Germany.'
Am I THE most FORTUNATE person ever? I get to do what I LUV: share my work of songs and books and see the evidence of so much joy and delight. What an amazing collection -- don't ya think? This is evidence of the hard work, dedication, and effort put in by teachers to brighten the lives of the students they teach. Special thanks to Scioto Darby and Etna Elementary in central Ohio for your warm welcome this week.
I know that these ideas are a little late to help you with with this year's crop of bulletin boards, but I just didn't wanna havta wait eleven months to share. Please pin so that you'll have them handy next year. I am so grateful for each and every pin.
|#3 on my Top 10 Hit Parade|
-- Debbie --
***Today's the final day to enter this month's drawing for a set of my personalized picture books. I will be drawing when I get back to FL. Jump over to this earlier article if you're here before midnight on Dec. 20th and follow the easy-peasy instructions!