I'm super pumped that my new classroom has a bulletin board. Because I'm a geek like that.
But with a bulletin board comes a responsibility. It needs to be filled!
I picked this up at Walmart months ago because it was $.10 and I was feeling hopeful that I might need it someday. Looks like that was a good buy! It won't fill the whole bulletin board but I'm pretty sure I can find a simple black (or orange, the school colors) one to fill the rest. And a border, of course.
I've pinned a lot of stuff on Pinterest that I need to go back to. Here's my classroom decorations collection. Lots for me to sort through! I love this "Be Who You Are" board, "Instead of I Don't Get It. . .", "Transform Thinking", "Teachers Definition of Talking", and pretty much everything else on there. It would also be fun to get some math involved... comics, graphs, etc. I'm sure I have some of those pinned too!
I have a set of two whiteboards in the front of my room and two on the side (where I'm going to put my desk). I like the idea of posting a schedule for classes so kids (and I) can see what's coming up for the week. I saw this board in a school I was nosing around in while my kid was at baseball camp one day and liked it. Though I don't think I'll include that second section in. And I'd probably try and find some cute tape to use. I see a lot of those patterned washi (?) tapes at the store.
I'd also leave some room for me to be able to jump up and do a quick tutorial for kids. That could go in the blank section.
Now if only the AP Stats were as easy to figure out as decorating the room...