Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanksgiving Fall Bulletin Boards and Doors for School

Thanksgiving Bulletin Board and Classroom Doors

THANKSGIVING  {Fall} Bulletin Boards + Classroom Doors Across America!

WELCOME! You found me! Wait till you see all of these goodies I've gathered for you. 

I am seriously counting my blessings! I've been telling my regular readers about my week of author-illustrator school visits across Ohio last week. Now I'm back in Florida and sorting through my memory cards. I snap hundreds of photos during my adventures to share with you here. I get to see excellence in education with each of my school visits. 

My analytics tell me that you LUV LUV LUV when I share bulletin boards and classroom doors from my travels. Today you get some of each!  

Let's get started with an absolutely PHENOMENAL 'door' decoration with a floor-to-ceiling handwritten poem entitled, "The First Thanksgiving." This incredible work was displayed between two adjoining classrooms, so technically I guess what you see is a 'wall-decoration' or 'display.' 

The First Thanksgiving Poem as Classroom Door Decoration via RainbowsWithinReach

In an oh-too-quick conversation with the teacher who created this display, I learned that she's had the poster-board cutouts FOR.EV.ER. She thinks that she may have received them from her own mom at mom's retirement. They are from the way-back machine. I like them! They have an air of historic authenticity, which is lacking in today's ubber over-cutsie-fied clip art versions. Let's hear it for generations of moms who teach and share their best finds with their daughters. 

Here's the first half. 

"The First Thanksgiving" Poem as a Classroom Welcome: Decorated Door at RainbowsWithinReach

The First Thanksgiving Poem as Classroom Door Decoration via RainbowsWithinReach

Does anybody memorize anything any more? 
I'd nominate this poem for those late primary peeps of yours. 

Speaking of Pilgrims.... here's a beauty I saw last year in Texas. 
Worth repeating! 
Pilgrims as paper plate Kinder creations! 

Mayflower Pilgrim Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

I know you want to see those up close, too! 

Close up of Pilgrims Created with Paper Plates via RainbowsWIthinReach

Let's segway briefly to some clever 'fall' bulletin boards while I'm searching memory cards. 
Did someone say owls? 

Owl Themed Fall Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Kindergarten Owl Theme Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Owls in Tree Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Folded Owls Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Owl Themed Second Grade Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

And some additional 'new' FALL bulletin boards...... 

FALL in Love with Learning Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

"We are UnbeLEAFable" Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Fall Tree Children's Art Project via RainbowsWithinReach

FALL into a Good Book Bulletin Board via RainbowsWIthinReach

Autumn Leaves Process Art Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Perhaps you've seen something similar to this next decorated classroom door on Pinterest? 
It resonates with me. It also makes me smile from ear-to-ear. 

I posted this Scarecrow Door decoration in that network last week. 

BTW: the door opens INTO the hallway, despite my Instagram friend's insight to the contrary. 

*In this picture the door is just slightly open, so you can see how the 'hat' is divided. 

Scarecrow Decorated Door via RainbowsWithinReach

*This next one is the image I had on Instagram and the door is closed completely. 

Now that we've taken a tangent for scarecrows, 
you HAVE to see these clever cuties. 
I learned each child's photograph was an 8x10" version in order for the hat to fit. 
Get ready. Everybody say, "Awwwwwwww."  
Scarecrows Created from Child's Photograph via RainbowsWithinReach

*This next photo is extremely out-of-focus, but the only one I took in my haste. 

I apologize for the poor quality, but thought that it was worth including so you could see how they were used to decorate the hall space just outside the classroom door.  

Scarecrow Bulletin Board with Photos via RainbowsWithinReach

I had an earlier RoundUP of all things Scarecrow. 
Click on the picture below, to go back in time for those ideas. 

Now let's get back to Thanksgiving, with this too cute TURKEY Bulletin Board! 
Notice the sweet photographs used for 'turkey' personalization. 

Preschool Turkey Bulletin Board using Photographs via RainbowsWithinReach

Fine Motor Turkey Project for Preschool (Bulletin Board) via RainbowsWithinReach

It's not Thanksgiving without a Cornucopia. 
Here's a couple of bulletin boards on that theme. 

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Collaborative Cornucopia Thanksgiving Bulletin board RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach

Cornucopia Bulletin Board in Preschool (Thanksgiving RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Now for some turkey-theme bulletin boards from my earlier blog articles. 

Here's a TUBBY Turkey. 

Thanksgiving Painting Project: Turkey with 'Open-Ended' Painted Feathers via RainbowsWithinReach

This THANKFUL Bulletin Board took my breath away. 
I saw it a couple years back during a visit to a Tampa school. 
Take a look at how the feathers have been personalized by preschoolers. 

Thanksgiving Blessings on Turkey Feather Art on a Preschool Bulletin Board

These Pilgrim-Turkeys were the door decoration in Texas last fall!
Winner. Winner. Turkey-Dinner!  

Classroom Door with Turkeys via RainbowsWithinReach

Turkey Projects on the Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Classroom Door Decoration for Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Turkey Open-Ended Art Project for Feathers (Thanksgiving RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Preschool Thanksgiving Turkey Feather Bulletin Board

Tubby Turkey Bulletin Board with Student Names on Feathers (Thanksgiving RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Turkey for Thankful Thanksgiving (feathers denote what I'm thankful for) via RainbowsWithinReach

I know that you were lured here with Bulletin Boards + Doors for bait, 
but here are a couple of oldie-but-goodies, 
perfect for the season. 
Worthy of a rerun and a pin! 

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint filled with Texture (Beans) via RainbowsWIthinReach

Turkey Craft Using Paper Bags from Mrs. Ayala's Kinder Fun via RainbowsWithinReach

I just had another pre-Thanksgiving school visit. 
The bulletin boards were bountiful and beautiful. 
Rather than have yet another Thanksgiving Bulletin Board article...... 
I thought I'd just stick them here at the end of Part 1.

Thanksgiving Bulletin Boards and Decorated Doors Part 2 via RainbowsWithinReach

Welcome to Part 2!!!! 
Look at this 

Character Bulletin Board with Fall Owls via RainbowsWithinReach

"We are Thankful" Thanksgiving Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Turkey Kindergarten Bulletin Board: "Shake your Tail Feathers" via RainbowsWithinReach

"We are Thankful For......" Turkey Bulletin Board for Kindergarten via RainbowsWithinReach

Thanksgiving Writing Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Turkeys on the Gate Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Turkey Writing for Thanksgiving via RainbowsWithinReach

Fall Bulletin Board with Turkeys and Pumpkins via RainbowsWithinReach

"We Love Fall" Thanksgiving Turkeys and Writing via RainbowsWithinReach

WINDING DOWN: While I'm going through my pictures, I thought I'd go ahead and include these next 'random' bulletin boards with the rest. You never know what will inspire you! 

"Our Class is Sweet" Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Preschool Collage "All About Me" Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

"Hop into a Good Book with Me" Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

I realize that Veteran's Day has passed on the calendar, but I have heard from a number of schools that some are still having their school programs yet THIS week: today, tomorrow and even Friday, due to scheduling realities. 

Veteran's Day Bulletin Board with Preschool Projects via RainbowsWithinReach

I've had three recent Veteran's Day articles, filled to the brim with patriotic inspiration.

You still have time to purchase and download my digital version of 
"Red, White and Blue." 

Facebook Fanpage Insight! Use "Red, White and Blue" for Thanksgiving Performance! 

Here's some additional 'turkey' business from earlier articles. 
{Just click the pic}

Turkey Time RoundUP via RainbowsWIthinReach

Last year I had a mini-RoundUP of Christmas themed bulletin boards. 
Start your engines! 

"Let your Creativity Shine" Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

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It's just three hours until I have a SKYPE visit with Kinderoos in Omaha, Nebraska! 
Thanks to my keynote in Las Vegas this summer, and continued interaction on Monday night's Twitter #Kinderchat, 
I will be visiting with Shelley Dartman's excited class. 
They will have performed my song, "Red, White and Blue" for Veterans this morning and then made their monthly visit to sing it to their nursing home friends. 
I'm the follow-up after lunch! 
Can you imagine? 

Click on the picture to learn about SKYPE visits with MOI! 

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