No time to create Halloween bulletin boards? Don’t just think art when you are displaying the students’ work on bulletin boards. If you have been studying a topic, incorporate all kinds of student work into your bulletin board displays, including booklets, charts, and graphs, representing student literacy, math and science activities.
Instead of creating a bulletin board with 20 identical pieces of artwork, use three or four different activities, being sure to include one item from each student in the class.
The Halloween bulletin board below has work from a “Do pumpkins float or sink?” experiment, a class graph, a booklet on “Parts of the Pumpkin Plant” and a booklet of recording sheets for math and science activities.
Instead of staying late after school to put up the whole bulletin board, put the basic background up and then add to the displays during center times, as your investigations progress. After a week or two the bulletin board will be complete. The children benefit by seeing the process and are enthusiastic to make more items to put on it.
Can pumpkins float?
- One or two small pumpkins
- Water play center or two plastic bowls of water
- Pumpkin Sink or Float? recording sheets
1. Set up a “Pumpkin sink or float” experiment on a table during center time each day for a week and let all the children take turns experimenting with the tiny pumpkins.
2. In a different table set out recording sheets and felts. Have students record their results on a recording sheet.