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Empty Bulletin Boards

I took all of my strategy charts off of the walls last week. I realized that they were more like posters than instructional aids if I kept them up since they weren’t created alongside my students. I cannot believe how barren my classroom’s walls are, but I know that creating charts with my kids, rather than for them, is what makes them meaningful.

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That being said, Teaching Heart has some great Back-to-School Bulletin Board Ideas in case you can’t stand the barren walls in your classroom.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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  1. Stacey,

    I love this. A lot of my teachers are somewhat thrown by this idea, because they are used to the charts and posters making their space feel more inviting from the get-go. But I always loved talking with my students on the first day about how we would fill those walls together, and I 100% completely agree that the co-creation of the charts we generate in our minilessons make them all the more powerful tools, rather than blending in like decorations. Your classroom is beautiful!

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