Circle Time Bulletin Board
Ideas for a Circle Time Board- Teaching Basic Concepts:
The letter of the week (both capital and lowercase)
The number of the week
The color of the week- cover the background of the bulletin board in the color of the week.
The shape of the week
"What Are We Doing Today?" poster
Review each concept every day during the circle time meeting. Plan one brief activity per concept. For example, if your letter of the week is Ll, then plan a song, a short book, a short poem, or a letter Ll activity (for example, make a poster of pictures some of which begin with the letter Ll and some that do not. Then have the students come forward to circle the pictures that begin with the letter Ll).
Do the same for the other concepts you are teaching that week. Make it exciting. When introducing a new letter of the week, hide the letter in the closet and give the students hints about the letter. This can be as simple as a cardboard letter, or a letter written on a balloon (for safety reasons, keep a balloon out of the reach of small children). Students will anticipate with joy the newest addition to the alphabet!