School Bulletin Board Ideas - 5 time saving tips
1. Use fadeless bulletin board paper or fabric...
Two of the best classroom bulletin board ideas I received, were to use fadeless bulletin board paper or fabric to cover my cork boards.
Fade-resistant paper saves a lot of work. It comes in bold, vibrant colors and is also available acid free. It lasts for long periods of time and when you take down pictures there are not faded shapes left behind on the board.
It can also be used for arts and crafts projects as it is durable, strong for folding, cuts cleanly and wont crack.
2. Check paper widths...
The most common bulletin board and paper height paper is 48" wide but there are an assortment of bulletin board sizes in classrooms.
Make your life easy - Find out what size bulletin board paper your school buys and then have all your bulletin boards cut to fit the width of the paper. Busy teachers don't have the time to fiddle with cutting paper to fit 4 sides of a bulletin board.
Most schools have a rack of bulletin board papers in the paper storage room.
If you are able to, make the mini-bulletin boards that separate your centers, the width of the paper. This saves time measuring and fussing with the top and bottom of the bulletin board, trying to make the paper fit neatly.
3. Make creating your bulletin board an all class lesson
Instead of working late after school, integrate creating your bulletin board into a class lesson. See sample all class lesson school bulletin board ideas here...
4. Packing tape time-saver...
Another great tip is to use packing tape when you don't have time to laminate or Mac-Tac®.
For the Rosie the Hen interactive bulletin board display, I quickly applied some packing tape to the front and back of Rosie the Hen and the fox and trimmed with scissors. Fast and easy and it keeps the children from accidentally tearing interactive bulletin board characters.
5. Use black...
Some teachers look at me with disbelief when I suggest covering the whole bulletin board with black paper but I discovered over the years how great it is for showing off student artwork. It gives a dramatic pop to student artwork and makes construction paper look brighter.