Many students come to school never hearing words of encouragement – ever. This bulletin board really sets up their day to feel loved and that they matter. It is a wonderful way to silently remind them how much you care.
From the creator:
“I used a black flat sheet for the background. The rainbow border is from Bullseyes Playground at Target. The lettering was created using several different fonts and Astro Bright paper on my Cricut!”
How can you use this board with your students?
- Have students stop by the board after checking in to pick up a morning work paper. It guarantees they will at least have to stop in front of the board (and hopefully read it daily).
- Once a week, ask students to pair up and recite the phrases on the board, then add one thing they like about their partner. Make sure they are partnering with different students regularly.
- Send a copy of the board via email to parents. Ask them to recite these things to their child each day when they first see them, whether that’s first thing in the morning or after dinner (parents work all sorts of work shifts and aren’t always available when the child preps for school in the morning). Many parents might not know how to encourage their child. This gives them specific words to use.
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Love them, even when they don’t always love themselves.
- Begin by placing a black flat sheet on your board. It is easy to use and fades far less.
- Then, add your bulletin board border around the edges of your board to create a fun visual.
- Next, cut out your bulletin board lettering in different colors to place on your board. Center each different colored phrase in the middle of the board.
- Optional: Add a mirror board to the board so that as the student says the phrases out loud, he or she is looking back at a reflection.
- Optional: Add a folder or clear pocket with morning work activities that students must come to collect from the board to take back to their seats.
Showing you care about students should happen all day every day, but little tasks get in the way sometimes of intentional public encouraging words. This board will make sure students are reminded daily of their importance.
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Submitted by: Kristen