Fiesta – Legend of the Poinsettia
Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
I didn’t have a lot of time to create this bulletin board since I was doing my best to gather up, put away, and follow up with the previous program (2nd and 3rd graders) which happened at the beginning of November. I was also busy sending notes home to parents, doing auditions, sending out scripts, working out other details, oh and did I mention that I also taught all 6 grades during this time. That’s one of the things that I don’t think administrators or other teachers understand when they think about “how much plan time those specialist teachers get.” I have so much program related stuff to do that’s sort of outside my normal scope AND I teach full-time as well. But that’s a totally different topic…
Anyway, if you look at this bulletin board compared to the last one you can see some similarities. Here’s my challenge to you, what can you do to preserve some of the work you did with the last bulletin board and still make it new? What can you do to cut down on bulletin board creation time and still make it feel fresh? This feels like one of those “Highlights” seek and find activities, but can you spot the differences?
[su_spacer size=”30″]Special Elements – Creating the Poinsettias
There are some things that I include on all bulletin boards promoting upcoming concerts. I always include the name of the show, the grades performing, the date when the concert happens, the location of the concert, and usually some sort of countdown so that kids and parents are well-aware of when this concert is happening. Then I try and make the bulletin board specific to the concert coming up. This concert centers around the poinsettia plant and Mexican traditions celebrated during “Las Posadas.” I found the piñata, guitar, and fiesta graphics in the teachers lounge at the beginning of this year in our “teacher rummage sale” where people leave things that they don’t want anymore. Easy peasey freebie!