Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time to Prepare for a New School Year!

 School starts back up again next week so this last couple weeks of summer break is spent frantically trying to get art rooms (3 this year) ready for all the creative learning to begin.

Today I worked on getting this window box display ready. This school is unique with these glassed in boxes outside of each room. I find them so much fun to fill up - especially with student artwork.  Many of the classroom teachers in this building find them to be a hassle. But that's what makes the art teacher different. We love being creative and visual. We want to catch the eye of students, parents, and even other staff members.

Many non-art teachers often wonder why I spend a lot of my precious time creating interesting displays for my students' artwork instead of just sticking them up on a tack strip. Though I do utilize the tack strips, I tend to want to create a more visual pleasing display with the artwork that includes other information or great quotes or sayings.

I'm always looking for new ideas and have borrowed a great many ideas from many of the wonderfully creative teachers in my PLN.

Do you have a favorite display that you put up in past years?

Here are a few of my favorites from last school year:

5th Grade Presidential Portraits
3rd Grade Owl Paintings and Clay Owls
3rd Grade Van Gogh Sunflowers with Texture centers


  1. Hey, Theresa........I hope you don't mind. I posted a link to this post on my bulletin board blog. http://bulletinboardstoremember.blogspot.com/2012/02/owlsshowcase.html


  2. Jan - Thanks for the mention! I love seeing all the bulletin boards you find!

  3. Hey there! I love your creative bulletin boards! Can you explain the daffodils step by step?