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2gether We Are Better: Bulletin Boards

Hey guy! I am so EXCITED to be linking up with Angie from Lucky Little Learners and Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd for this months 2gether we are better linky. I was super pumped to join in after seeing the periscope with these fabulous ladies, that I sent the email while watching. LOL!!!!! 

This month we are talking about bulletin boards. This is great because I will get a chance to ask you for some feed back on one of my boards that I seem to feel lost and stuck on. Before we get to that board, let's jump into some of my other boards. 

This board is my calendar and data wall board. I am in 1st grade math this year so, I thought why not do calendar time on the interwrite board. This way students will have technology in their hands. So with that, I decided this board could hold the actual calendar and the objectives of our lessons. I hate writing objectives on a board so this says "Our Goals". I felt this was a much nicer and kid friendlier way to say objective. 

This board is right in front of my desk. On this board will hold items that I need to keep up with during the school year. This board is a life savers. 

Now let's head to the back of my room. 

This is my Brag Tag board. (WINK @ Angie)! If you don't use brag tags, then run to Angie's store and grab them. They have helped with my classroom management so much. Using those and Whole Brain Teaching, let's just say WOW!!!!! It was a game changer in my classroom. If you look closely at the right side of the board, you will see a space, I'm super excited for this section. I am going to make a "Next Brag Tag Showing" title and the next tag they can earn will be hanging there really big. I'm hoping it will get this new class pumped up for what they could have on their necklace at the end of the year. 


The next boards will hold Marvelous Math Work and my Mindset  Quotes (You can get that in my store for FREE!) I want the students to rethink how they can approach math in the classroom. I will use their TRYING to show on the Marvelous Math board. 

I LOVE this board. This board is going to hold my Daily 3 strategies and Math Writing activities.

What Made Your Brain Grow? How many times do you ask a child what did you learn today and they say nothing. Well try asking What made your brain grow? I am using this board to get my students to think about their day in math. It will be an exit slip board. I will also use 1 skittle or M&M to help in that thinking. LOL! 

The bottom picture is my hallway display. I saw this idea on pinterest and just fell in love with it! I feel it is a welcome to the school year. 

Now let's get to my problem board! This is where I need your help!

This board is behind my cubbies. If you think back to the Daily 3 picture, that is cubbies behind there and this is the board behind the wall. So my question to you is WHAT IN THE WORLD CAN I USE THIS FOR? I thin 1/4 of it I will use for job chart but what is your suggestion for the rest. I can't wait to read your comments. 

Now was that fun! If you had fun reading this post then head over to some of the other blogs and check out their bulletin boards. Join our fun! Link up!!!  Save the images and write your post! Have fun and I can't wait to read it. 


  1. I love the idea of the brag tag board and the "next brag tag showing." I'm sure it will get your students excited throughout the year. So fun!
    Always Kindergarten

  2. I am trying to decide if I should try out brag tags the year. Have you done it before?

    Cute boards! I like how they match your blog colors! :)

    All the best,
    Ms. Pretzel's 2nd Grade Bugs

    1. I have done brag tags before. Last year was actually the first year. They really help with the kids behavior. I would wear the next one around my neck. This year I'm gonna hang it up. You should try it!