Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bulletin Boards Galore!

I finished the three main bulletin boards that are in my classroom over the weekend! I am so happy with the way they turned out.

My first one is the Scientific Method bulletin board. I wanted to put something up that would remain permanent throughout at least the first half of the school year. This is something that the kids will use daily in my science classroom. I took some cardboard and cut out the shapes (well, my buddy Deanna did...) and then we painted them with just acrylic paint. I used t-pins to stick them up to the board to give them a 3D effect.


Next is my Let's Talk Science (Word Wall). Incidentally, I'm teaching The Scientific Method the first 2 weeks of school - so I've placed the unit title in the middle. I will change that page out as we go through our different units of study. I am going to pin up the words by just writing them on oversized index cards and using regular push pins. This way, I won't have to change out the background (unless I get tired of it halfway through the year.)


Finally, my Wizard Challenge Wall. It's missing the Challenge Rules there on the left where that black page is - but they will be posted soon. Then I will stick the challenges in those blue folders. I will be writing a whole post that will be devoted to explaining {and sharing the contents} of this challenge wall. I mentioned it in an earlier post, but it's similar to Heather Renz's "Mastery Club". 


Hope you find some inspiration in these!
 
 

16 comments:

  1. This is great! I think I need to put something on my walls with the scientific method--even at the freshman level they forget to use it! Every time!

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  2. Those are awesome bulletin boards! They're colorful and fun. You're very creative!

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  3. I am so glad I found you! :) This will be my 4th year teaching 7th grade Science & am looking for some more inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

    Jess

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    1. Yay! I love visitors! Thanks for the love. I will definitely follow your blog as well. I'm sure I'll find lots of good ideas! Thanks again!

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  4. I am glad I stumbled upon your blog too. I teach 6th grade science and already you've given me a couple of ideas.

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    1. I'm glad you found me, too! I will check out your blog and follow you! I'm sure you'll give me a ton of great ideas!!

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  5. You did a great job! Do you mind me asking what fonts you used?
    Thanks and good luck this year!

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  6. I stumbled across your blog through Pinterest, and I must say that it's soooo cute! Thanks for sharing some really good ideas!

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  7. This is awesome! I love your Let's Talk Science! Did you make those signs by hand or on the computer?

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  8. can you please tell me the wordings in the bulletin board? [first picture *the scientific method* ]

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  9. I love this board! What do you have written along the arrows? Does it explain the next step?

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    1. Hi! Thanks so much - there isn't anything written underneath the arrows. It's just dotted lines for decoration. :) Glad you like it!

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    2. Our elementary school is having our first Science Fair in April. I LUUUUUV your Scientific Method bulletin board and want to reproduce it by our school office. It will be an amazing VISUAL to help the kids and parents better understand the PURPOSE. However, my eyes are getting old so can you tell me what is printed on steps 3 -5? Thanks a MILLION for sharing these amazing ideas.

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    3. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! We, too are having a science fair and I am actually getting ready to post a science fair packet (common core aligned) complete with a writing section on my TpT shop! Look for that soon - I know it will help you with your science fair. It talks a lot about the nature of science and trying to determine what is scientific versus what isn't.

      My bulletin board says this:

      1 - Ask a Question
      2 - Form a Hypothesis
      3 - Create and Conduct an Experiment
      4 - Observe and Record Data
      5 - Analyze & Conclude
      6 - Communicate the Results

      Hope that helps!

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  10. What font did you use for your Scientific Method Bulletin Board?

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