As I've stated before, almost all of our boards end up covered in student work. As soon as we change the board background, we start posting new work. Student work is rotated, nothing more than 30 days old is displayed. While every teacher wants cute bulletin boards, there really is no sense in making really elaborate boards, since they are covered so quickly.
This board is the one board that doesn't get completely covered. We try to feature each student in some way---they are the "reindeer" here!
A couple of close ups on our adorable reindeer:
These are our holiday bulletin board backgrounds this year.
The children do help with these, too. For instance, the buttons on the snowman are cut from paintings the kids did. They sprinkled all the glitter on the mittens and crumpled and glued the tissue to the hat.
I am very fortunate to have a great assistant who enjoys developing and putting these boards together!
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!