Get students to help you create your newest fall bulletin board! Tie it to the curriculum, and you’ve got a functional learning space!
From the creator:
“We read the book Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger.
Students went outside on a walk around the school collecting leaves.
We used the lion’s face from this website.
Students then glued the leaves around the edge of the backside of a paper plate, and then the back of the plate.
Once the leaves were glues the lion’s face was glued on.
Fabric was reused from the previous two bulletin boards.
Letters were cut from copy paper using Microsoft Word fonts.
Border is a fall leaf bulletin board border.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- Incorporate science into your literacy lesson by talking about living vs nonliving items as you are outside hunting for leaves.
- Incorporate math into your lesson by having students sort their leaves into different groups based on attributes such as color, size, or even tree where the leaf fell from.
- Incorporate writing into your lesson by having students write a creative writing prompt “The year I was a leaf in a tree outside the school building.”
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Seasonal themes integrated into classroom learning.
- Start by finding fabric or a flat sheet in a basic blue or blue pattern.
- Next, take students outside to collect their leaves. Give each a plastic or paper bag to place their individual leaves in.
- Once back in the classroom, have students use glue to glue their leaves on top of a paper plate.
- While waiting for the leaves to dry, students can color their lion, then cut out the lion into a circle.
- Next, have students glue their lion head in the middle of their paper plate so that the leaves look like the lion’s mane.
- Cut out your title: “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt!” Staple in the middle of the bulletin board.
- Add your fall leaf border around the edges.
- Finally, attach the student lions around the remaining bulletin board to fill it in.
Integrating multiple subjects into one lesson is a recipe for success!
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Submitted by: Emily