Classroom walls, classroom walls what are we to do? For most of us we can begin to go back into our classrooms in August, but I think most teachers would agree whether we are in the classroom or not we are thinking about what we want to do with our walls. I have not had a chance to go into my classroom yet this summer so today I will share with you what I have done in the past and I’ll give you a hint as to what I’m hoping to accomplish with my walls this year.
In the past 5 years I have moved classrooms 4 times, we had construction and growth at my school, and last year I changed grades. So for me each new year I have really been starting all over from scratch. Which most of the time was fun in trying to figure out how I would use each wall, and how I could create bulletin boards where there were no walls. I will show you two of my classrooms in this post. I will start with my current classroom, and right now my classroom looks like this:
it’s a blank slate right now. Where you see the black is an actual bulletin board. At the end of each school year we have to cove our boards regardless if we leave paper up or not. My room looks big and awesome in these pictures, but I have 35 students so I really have to think about how to use my walls, I love having interactive walls, but last year I did not have any because where my walls were and the furniture in front of them, they were not easily assessable for students. Also I have really only two large bulletin boards for student work, and it is very hard to fit 35 students regular size paper up on even just one of those walls.
In the past my bulletin boards were the same in each room. I would have my Wonderful Writers, Marvelous Math, a math interactive board with calendar and a 100’s chart, also an art wall, and of course ABC’s and a number line. Now last years classroom I had the largest room but the least wall space so I was not able to have all those walls, and my goal this year is to figure out how to have them.
Here are a few pictures of what my classroom bulletin boards have looked like in the past, the first few are my of my kinder class where I had 22, and the last few are of my First Grade room where I had 35 students:
I’ve never had a theme to my classroom before, but I have an idea this year, and I think it will jazz up my bulletin boards and make them more fun and interactive with real APPlication to them (hint, hint). My boards are functional, and I love the bright colors that I use, but it’s time for a change. So I hope that you come back to visit my blog in September when I reveal my new classroom theme along with my bulletin board makeover!
I find it so interesting to look at other classroom bulletin boards because we can truly see the teachers personality in the walls of their classroom which create their classroom environment, so I hope that you have fun jumping from blog to blog looking at each of our bulletin boards, getting ideas, seeing new things, and making new friends along the way!! Thank you for visiting my blog 💚💙🏄 I hope you have an epic ride on your blog surf today!