First-Day Student-Made Bulletin Board
Let's face it. Bulletin boards take a great deal of time. There is so much to do before the first day, and making one bulletin board can take hours. One way to avoid making it all by yourself is by asking students to pitch in on the first day. Students will get to know each other and decorate the room.
Steps for a Student Made Bulletin Board
The background paper should already be stapled to the bulletin board before the students arrive. In addition, the die-cut words "My Top Ten List" should be stapled as well.
Materials needed: construction paper, markers, scissors, colored pencils, pens, etc.
Step 1: Students need a piece of construction paper. They should choose their favorite color. Then, students should cut it into a shape that shows an interest, such as a football, baseball, soccer ball, dog, cat, fish, horse, volleyball, megaphone, skateboard, running shoe, video controller, etc.
Step 2: Students need to write their whole name in bold letters with a marker. Then, they need to write Top 10 List under their name.
Step 3: Students need to choose items to place in a top ten list. This should allow students to learn about their fellow students. Students can use the following list of things or activities to help them to come up with their top 10 list of favorites:
- music or song
- television show
- family member
- video game
- game system
- clothing item
Step 4: After students have written their top ten lists on notebook paper, they need to neatly copy it on the construction paper shape.
Step 5: When the writing is complete, students need to staple them on the bulletin board so that the whole board is covered with student shapes.