Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Season Bulletin Boards

photo of: Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach

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!

photo of: Christmas Cheer Bulletin Board (RoundUP of Christmas Bulletin Boards via RainbowsWithinReach)


First up: A floor-to-ceiling wall-display. 
Way beyond a Christmas bulletin board.
FLOOR TO CEILING -- I tell you! 


photo of: Floor to Ceiling "Bulletin Board" for Christmas Season (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

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. 


photo of: Christmas 'Wall' of Student Artwork (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

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!

photo of: Decorated Christmas Tree Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Here's another GIGANTIC: floor-to-ceiling 'display. 
This one is specifically for 
"Polar Express" 
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. 

photo of: "Polar Express" Classroom Wall Display (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
"Polar Express" Wall Display inside the Classroom 

Now, on to some 'traditional' sized Christmas themed bulletin boards. Here are some delightful presents created to take a ride in Santa's sleigh. Imagine how excited these students are feeling at this point!


photo of: Santa Claus Sleigh Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
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!

photo of: "Saving Santa" Student Writing Showcase (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
"Saving Santa" Bulletin Board of Writing
Then we have Santa's reindeer in a chorus line of sorts.... the elves are overseeing the fun from their workshop just beyond. You've got to adore the three dimensional nature of those legs! Cafeteria fun indeed!


photo of: A Reindeer Chorus Line Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Reindeer and Snowflake Bulletin Board (Christmas Time Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Little Elf Workshop Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

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.
photo of: Christmas Art Project Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Fireplaces with fires glowing:
and personalized stockings. 
AND Strings of lights.......

photo of: Fireplace Glowing with Decorated Stockings Bulletin Board (via Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach)

Look at this one! 
Santa comes in all flavors. 
How awesome are those snowflakes?

photo of: Multi-Cultural Santa Sleigh Ride Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Speaking of snowflakes..... how about a blizzard? 
In every shade of the rainbow!

photo of: Snowflakes Galore Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP

Here's another UBBER mantle of amazing stockings hung with care

photo of: Blazing Fireplace with Christmas Stockings Bulletin Board (Christmas Time Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Each of these wrapping paper 'gifts' conceals the writing beneath the wrapped facade. What a fun way to dress up a writing exercise. 
photo of: "Gift of a Good Book" Bulletin Board for Christmas via RainbowsWithinReach RoundUP of Christmas Bulletin Boards
"Giving the Gift of a Good Book" 
Speaking of 'reading' at Christmas..... Here's a great 'pop-up' book report format presented on the bulletin board in the hallway. Photo of student reading their favorite book. KUDOS!
photo of: Curl Up With a Good Book Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach RoundUP of Christmas Bulletin Boards

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!

photo of: Christmas Traditions Writing Bulletin Board (RoundUP of Christmas Bulletin Boards via RainbowsWithinReach)
"Christmas Traditions" 

photo of: Yule Log Embers with Christmas Stockings (from Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach)

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? 

photo of: Christmas Countdown Chains on Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach)
"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." 

photo of: "Christmas Around the World" Bulletin Board (From Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)
"Christmas Around the World" Bulletin Board Theme 

First up let's start with a classroom door decoration for 'Germany.' 

photo of: Christmas Decorated Door Celebrating Germany (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)


photo of: China Bulletin Board for Christmas Around the World (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Australia 'Christmas' Bulletin Board (Christmas Bulletin Board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

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.

"Happy Holidays" Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Here's a close-up of those stars lighting up the tree above. 

photo of: Christmas Ornament Parent Gift Used to Decorate Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach



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. 


Photo of: Bulletin Board Round-UP via RainbowsWithinReach (All Seasons!!)
#3 on my Top 10 Hit Parade
Speaking of bulletin boards. I have an earlier article that continues to climb my all-time Top 10 list. If you haven't seen that one -- you really will appreciate the time to click over. I lost count on the number of boards included. 


-- Debbie -- 

photo of: Three Picture Books by Debbie Clement of Rainbows Within Reach'


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