This is it – my last week off before school starts next Tuesday. So of course I am in full panic mode.
I have been busy having fun with my family and prepping things for and in my classroom. I thought I would share one of the things I tried in my classroom by linking up with the amazing Holly at Fourth Grade Flippers for her linky….
This is one of the bulletin boards in my classroom.
|Yes, that is Joanne's Back to School Autobiography I am printing while working on this project :)|
Yes take a good look at that, the pipes, the metal rods, the phone, the electrical outlets – all part of my bulletin board. It was bad enough when I just had the heating pipes but when they installed our projector system they added all those lovely metal rods that contain all the wires and cords and necessary to hook the projector up to my computer. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Brightlinks but I will admit I lost my mind when I showed up one morning and saw what they had done to my bulletin board.
So this summer I saw a picture on Pinterest that showed a bulletin board border made out of tissue paper so I thought I would give it a try.
I chose a few colors that go with my class theme (we have tons of tissue paper in our school – but you would not need more than one or two packages of each color you wanted to use).
I folded each sheet in half lengthwise then in half again.
I stapled it to the board a few centimeters above the bottom so I could fluff out the bottom. In some areas I had to use push pins since I can not get a stapler in the small space.
I put two colors together and alternated colors.
I love that I could get into all the hard to reach places.
Do I want to do all of my bulletin boards like this – no – cause I love borders (slight addiction).
But I do love this option for holidays when I don’t want to be a holiday specific border or to do a bulletin board with our school colors – I think that is an awesome use of this technique.
Make sure you check out Holly’s blog so you can see what everyone else has tried.