My Rockin' Bulletin Board


I've been workin' hard to get my classroom all ready for the little ones!!!

Aimee at Primarily Speaking came up with The. Cutest. Bulletin Board. Ever. So I did what all good teachers do- I copied it. Thank you Aimee! ;-) Plus, it's one of those bulletin boards that you don't have to change out all year. It's not seasonal so it can stay the same  until June, ya know!? 

{ Confession: I despise changing out bulletin boards. Absolutely hate it. I always thought I would love it (before I became a teacher), and then after falling from ladders/a bajillion paper cuts/and lots of sweat and tear when I have a million other things I need/want to be doing- I just don't like it so much! } 

Anyways, my sweet mom came in for a day to help me get everything ready, and we created this adorable bulletin board! 


I got a lot of questions about the frames on the bulletin board- so here's how I did it. 

You'll need:

-Spray paint- whichever colors you want! 
-Frames (I got mine from the Dollar Tree)
-Cork board Con-tact stuff (I got this at Home Depot) 
-You won't need the push pins...... 

Take the frames apart and spray paint them!!!


Pretty! 

Use the glass from the frames to trace rectangles onto the cork board. 


Cut out the rectangles and you'll have pieces that are the same size as the glass. 


Peel off the adhesive, and stick the cork right onto the glass. 


Once the frames are dry, reassemble them!

Now, hanging them on the wall at school was a little tricky.

I pulled the stand part off, and hot glued and flat tac underneath the hangy part (???) like this: 



That way, I could just push the frame into the wall- and they're actually pretty sturdy. 

Now, the one big problem I had was that push pins don't really push into the cork because it's too shallow and the glass is right behind it. :-(

So... to hang up student work, I'll just have to either staple it or use double sided tape. Who am I kidding- the kids' work from September will probably stay up until April-ish. Either way, it looks cute...

I'm planning on allowing the kids to choose what they want to put up there- anything they're proud of or want to share! It'll be a hodgepodge of awesomeness! 

(Sorry about the dark pictures...I'm still learning how to use my fancy schmancy camera...!)




The cute little rock star people are from Melonheadz!!! They make me happy! :-) I had them enlarged at Staples! 

Do you like changing out bulletin boards...? Am I the only one that hates it...? ;-) 

11 comments

  1. Beyond adorable! I love the theme and the colors too :)
    tania
    My Second Sense

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  2. I love it, Sandy!! I am so glad you were able to take the idea and run with it! I am in love with those frames. It saves so much time to just keep the same board display up year round. I've done this for years and it is so much easier to just change out the student work each month. I think your students will love being able to pick out the work that gets displayed. Great idea!!!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  3. Oh no no no. I don't change bulletin boards, either!

    I don't have much bulletin board space in my room to begin with, so each of them is used as a "focus board," and I just add whatever we're learning about. Very little changing. Very little stress. Very happy me.

    I love your picture frames, though! I might get brave and try it next summer!! Pinning it now :-)

    Andrew
    Mr. First Grade

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  4. Oh no no no. I don't change bulletin boards, either!

    I don't have much bulletin board space in my room to begin with, so each of them is used as a "focus board," and I just add whatever we're learning about. Very little changing. Very little stress. Very happy me.

    I love your picture frames, though! I might get brave and try it next summer!! Pinning it now :-)

    Andrew
    Mr. First Grade

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  5. I absolutely LOVE these! What do you think about leaving out the glass and just attaching the cork to the back of the frame? This would make them lighter and possibly make tacking work in them easier? Just a thought! I SO want to make these now!

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  6. Ahhh your bulletin board is sooo darn cute!! I absolutely love your frames and the colors!!! I want to do that next year, I just don't know if I'll have the space! I wanna come to your classroom to see it in person! :) Hope you're having a great week!!

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  7. I strongly dislike bulletin boards. Ours have to have student work and must be updated monthly. We're supposed to have one each for reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. It is exhausting!

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  8. Squeeeel! This is the BEST board ever! Love love love it and love the melonheadz! At first I'm thinking she is crazy to put all their work in frames but then realized you did cork you smart girl!
    Seriously crazy amazing Sandy!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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