Sunday, August 2, 2015

#2getherwearebetter LINKY! My Bulletin Boards!

Hi all! I am so excited to be linked up on my first linky party! For those who are new to my blog, ignore the not so pretty design, I am currently on a waitlist for one that will be just beautiful! Please don't let the ugly design scare you away, stay and look around! I am so excited you're here!

Bulletin boards. Two words that I have mixed feelings about! I guess I call it a love/hate relationship. In my fifth grade class my goal is to keep it simple and classic. You will not walk into my classroom and see bright bulletin boards, its neutral and works great for my fifth graders!

My best advice I got last year as I was starting out with bulletin boards is use FABRIC! Yes, you veteran teachers all probably knew this, but I didn't and will never go back to paper! Walmart has single sheets that are very inexpensive, but the colors are limited! I also got my polka dot fabric at Hobby Lobby!

 This is the big bulletin board you see when you walk into my classroom. I have it in 2 pictures because it is so big! On the left is an about Miss Schaar board that includes pictures and things my friends gave to me last year for my classroom! I love it! The posters are from Hope King's TPT store! I love inspirational quotes, so these fit perfectly with my neutral theme! (Ignore the mess on my counter!)

 This is the other side of the bulletin board. These pictures aren't very good because the lighting was not cooperating! I'm so sorry! To the upper left is my classroom jobs, and when students are here, their numbers are next to their jobs! More to come on that! To the right is my birthday board. On the first day of school, I take my students' pictures holding up the number for their birthday date! I post those pictures under each month! I love have the kids pictures up and around my room!

This is my focus wall. In our school we are required to hang up our learning objectives. Over the course of last year, I had tired many different places and ways to hang my I can statements, but this ended up working great. It's one central location for my kids to look to! The banners are labeled, math, reading, writing, and content! 

 This is the other half of the bulletin board. These are the genre posters from Brown Bag Teacher. They right in my classroom library. Not only are the cute, they are helpful for my kids when they are looking for books! 

We are getting to my 2 favorite boards in my classroom! So let me explain the wall you're looking at. This is my back wall and it is a retractable wall between me and team member, and it is UGLY! Under where the polka dot fabric is, is a gross colored carpet. So, my first to-do when I got into my classroom last year, was to cover the ugly carpet. I chose polka dot fabric to spice things up! 

My precept board a big part of our classroom! The idea came from the book Wonder. Every month I have a new quote that is posted, students write about it in their Friday journals that week and we talk about it on the following Monday! My kids love it!

This is by far my favorite bulletin (carpet) board in my classroom! Obviously it is blank and looks kid of boring, but I am assuming most everyone reading is familiar with Instagram, and by the end of the year, this is filled with our classroom memories! I love documenting my students learning, and the fun we have throughout the year! It is also fun for the kids to look back on the fun memories throughout the year! I will definitely post about it when it is filled with pictures!

 These are the bulletin boards in my classroom! I am not the best at them, and I know they need work, but they are perfect for my classroom and the vibe I am going for! If you have any questions about anything leave a comment and I'll get back with you! Thank you for stopping by! Come back later this week and I will be talking about my first day/week!



  1. Hi there, I teach 5th too! I'm in love with the polka dot instagram wall here! I'm thinking now about how I can fit one in my room because after watching a lot of periscopes from The Ron Clark Academy, I really want more pictures of my kids this year in the room! Thanks for sharing, I LOVE your style!!

    The Whimsical Teacher

    1. Hi! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate all of your sweet comments! The Instagram is a HUGE hit in my classroom! I hope you can make it work in yours!

  2. Love the Instagram board! I'm sure that students will love looking at it throughout the year. Also love the polka dots!

    The Cutesy Teacher