A December Bulletin Board Idea That Will Get Your Students Writing!
Here is a quick, easy and eye-catching December bulletin board idea:
Have students practice their writing skills by composing a letter to Santa.
Gather children in front of the board and brainstorm a “wish list” of things they want for Christmas and write them down.
Have them select two things. Choose a form letter you like, and run off copies.
Have students use red or green markers or crayons and printing as neatly as they can, fill in the rest.
They can also color in the holly at the top to add a bit of pizzazz to their paper.
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If you like, tell your little ones that they will be making two copies: one to send to Santa and one for your December bulletin board.
Mount their letters on red and green construction paper.
Cover your bulletin board with white paper and scatter their letters around the board in an interesting pattern.
Add a triangular piece of white paper on the top of the bulletin board so that the entire board looks like a huge envelope.
If you want to add a bit more pizzazz print off my jumbo stamps, cut the edges with a pinking sheers, mount them on hot pink, turquoise, lime green and neon yellow construction paper and dangle them from the ceiling with fish line, over the top of your bulletin board.
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You could also dangle tissue paper, or white tag board snowflakes that you can buy pre-cut at any party store.
Using an Ellison die cut machine, cut Dear Santa letters out of black construction paper and stick them in the middle-center of the triangular part of the white envelope at the top of your bulletin board.
For a teachable moment, have them put the second copy of their letter in a large manila envelope and show them how you properly address an envelope.
I do a mini lesson of how to address our valentines when we walk to the post office in February to mail them. If you do that too, this would be nice recall.
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