Virtual Classroom: Bulletin Boards

DaVinci’s Classroom presents the Virtual Classroom

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We’re checking out the hallways for bulletin board ideas. The bulletin boards double as art and writing assignments. Send your images to

Who’s in the barn?

Mr. Big Fish

Spring Flower Stories

Thank you, Peggy, for contributing to DaVinci’s Classroom!



Virtual Classroom: Valentine Hearts

If you’re looking for inspiration for Valentine’s decorations, Julie submitted these photos.



Many thanks to Julie in South Carolina for contributing to DaVinci’s Virtual Classroom.

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Bulletin Board: Teachers…Visit the Virtual Classroom

The virtual classroom

Please enjoy your trip down the hallways of our virtual classroom. Why don’t you participate in DaVinci’s Classroom? Send images of your classroom to and I’ll post them here.  Share this site with your teaching friends. This is the go-to place for educators to learn from each other.  Save time and money…visit the virtual classroom:!

Utilize the hallways for beauty and space.

(Remember to check the fire safety guidelines for your school.)

Bulletin Board: Teachers and Homeschoolers

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Bulletin Board


“Girl.   You spell girl, “g-o-o-l”.  Giirrrl

“No, you don’t.  Ga.  G-i-r-l-e.  Girl.”


“Moma, come play with me.” 

So, I’ve been on duty.  Here’s your summer recipe which I read the on a great craft blog: . 

 Recipe for Preserving Children

1 grassy field

1 half-dozen children (or more)

several dogs (and puppies, if available)

1 brook



1.  Into field pour children and dogs, allowing to mix well.

2.  Pour brooke over pebbles until slightly frothy.

3.  When children are nicely brown, cool in warm bath.

4.  When dry, serve with milk and fresh gingerbread. 


Playing…..but I’ll be back.   Tomorrow.  Really.

Teacher Tip



Are you ready for next year?

I’m serious. May requires more diligence, more dedication ending one school year and planning the next.
1. Plan your bulletin boards for August/September or July (year round schools). Make materials and cover the boards before putting one itsy-bitsy toe out the door for summer. If your classroom is painted or cleaned, be sure to cover the boards with newspaper to protect.
2. Plan your “Welcome to School” letter.
3. Plan the school supply list. Many stores now post the lists for parents beginning in July. Make sure the list is in the right hands.
4. Plan and prepare all materials you’ll need for the first full week of school.

Now if you’re a veteran teacher, you’ve already started. The tip today is for the new folks who marvel over how teachers set-up their classroom in the fall.
Everything you can prepare ahead saves time during the crunch week before school begins.

Ready, Set, Go…..but don’t neglect your May/June duties.  Busy…………

From your friend, DaVinci’s Classroom Teacher

Teacher Tip: Frog Themes






Teacher Tip: Bulletin Boards




The chick’s hatching from real eggs shells– a yellow fuzz ball is glued inside a shell.
Celebrate spring break with a breakfast snack.
Now that’s the way to study.

Did you plant your Easter grass?
Enjoy your week.
More pictures tomorrow.
Your friend, DaVinci’s Classroom Teacher

Teacher Tip

Bulletin Board Idea


Coffee filters are great for more than coffee!

Teacher Tip: Bulletin Board Do’s and Don’ts

March Bulletin Boards
Treasure Chest: Cover a box and paint to look like a treasure chest. Fill it up with bling: covered checkers with foil, fake gemstones from art store. Spray paint bottle tops gold, silver, or glitter. Go for sparkle.
Add the students’ names, pictures, and a catchy title to the board. Example: My Treasures


Are you looking for a bulletin board idea? I know. Many of you searched for bulletin board ideas…so… Here are tips for your bulletin boards.
1. Decorate bulletin boards with themes rather than holidays. (You know what I mean if you’ve followed a holiday theme. Around comes Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month and you have to change the board on the 15th. Bummer. Stay away from this trend.)
2. Plan the bulletin boards for an entire school year. Schedule the date in your plan book so not all bulletin boards switch out on the same day.
3. Cover the hall bulletin board with children’s work. Only. Always.
4. Decent looking is the goals for bulletin boards. You don’t have to worry about winning a design award. Focus your time on lesson plans.
5. Everybody, everywhere enjoys eyeing children’s art and writing. Ideas: watercolor pictures, stories, drawings with crayon or colored pencil, construction paper cut-n-paste pictures.
6. If you teach an older grade, 4th or 5th, allow the students to plan a bulletin board. Make a schedule of groups so everyone is involved one time during the year.
TIP: Please give assignments like bulletin boards to everyone, not just the best behaved or the A students.
7. Holiday Bulletin Board: Refer to number one, but you can plan a few holiday themed boards. I wouldn’t allow holidays to be the catalyst for every bulletin board. (Smile.)

Map Bulletin Board

Cover a bulletin board with brown butcher paper (substitute: cut back of grocery bags). Students make people with construction paper and/or pipe cleaners, trees, and buildings. You draw the roads in the scene or village on the bulletin board.
For fun, add real items: twigs, moss, leaves, or pebbles.

Look below on the tiny word and click on the word comment. Please let me know what you need for your classroom, your home school, your children’s bedroom… . Also, I’d be happy to post digitals of your bulletin boards. Send a comment! Send your images to and see your classroom pictures on DaVinci’s classroom: The Virtual Classroom.