Having a fun seasonal board to match the feeling of the season is a great way to incorporate thankfulness into your lessons!
From the creator:
“I selected my background and border.
Then, I searched for covers of books in our library that met the color need.
I found a turkey picture online.
The covers and turkey were printed on cardstock, laminated and cut out.
Finally, I selected a font and printed the letters on scrapbook paper, laminated and cut out.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- While this board is perfect for school librarians, I actually also love the idea of students drawing their own book cover! Let them be creative and come up with a title and image about what they are thankful for – and have them use crayons to completely color in the “book” cover leaving no white space.
- Maybe assign extra credit to any student who is able to find images online to put onto your board. (Saving you time in finding the book jackets yourself.)
- Or pick a bunch of seasonal books from your own classroom library, and read one per day. Add that book’s cover image to the board each day. By the time the month is done, the turkey will have full “feathers.”
Thankful for Great Book Titles
Steps to Set Up:
- Cover your entire board with a black background.
- Then, add your bulletin board border around the outside edge.
- Next, add your turkey body to the bottom center of the board.
- Add your title “Thankful.”
- Finally, place the copied book jackets (or student-created ones) to the board to recreate the turkey feathers.
Integrating seasonal favorites into your normal literature rotation is a fun way to keep things fresh and interesting for you and your students!
How else could you use this bulletin board idea in your school? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Submitted by: Liz