Tip 1: Use Fabric or wrapping paper for the background. I try to also mix paper and fabric for a textured look. (I did this with my Ant Board Below)
Tip 2: Grab $ store items to add to the board to give it a 3D look. (Hot Glue works wonders here!) (Again with the Ant Board and Popcorn Board)
Tip 3: Theme it up with your team. When you do this you grade level hallway turns in to a gallery! (Gumball board and Dr. Seuss Board)
Tip 4: Use your student's work! That is a great way to save some bucks and show off your smarties! (Dr. Seuss Board)
Tip 5: Stuff your board! I love a 3D board and it is so easy to do this by doubling your pieces and then stuffing them with paper. Pop the second layer on and staple. (Gumball board)
Tip 6: Don't just stay on the board. Let your display bust off the board. I think it is always more eye catching when images are placed off centered or running off the board. (Gumball and St. Patrick's Day)
Tip 7: Get your self a blade. I use a razor blade utility knife to cut my paper once it is up. Plus it works great on borders.
Here are some of my very favorite boards from past years!
I am using the bubblegum board this year. It is still in progress but I am hoping by Monday it will be up and running. I am thinking it will say We are Going to have a BALL in 2nd Grade. I am going to add the kiddos names to the gumballs. Head over to The Schroeder Page to grab a FREE copy of the poem I am planning to use with their sweet treat at their seat for Open House!