Saturday, September 25, 2010

(Organization) System Saturday- Fall Bulletin Board

Last year I had good intentions to update my hallway bulletin board in my home as the seasons changed, but that never happened.  This year I made another new school year resolution to update our bulletin board and I'm happy to say that I started our homeschool year out with a "We've had  a "Tee-rific" Summer" bulletin board and now as Fall approaches I have changed the board to this:

I found the apple cutouts in a bulletin board book that I have, but you can find any apple coloring page on the internet. I found one here.  Then for the basket, I took light tan paper, cut it into a basket shape, cut slits in the paper so that I could weave the dark brown, construction paper strips in and out of the slits.  Then I took 2 of the strips, stapled them and used that as my basket handle.
The theme of the board  is a title I made up called,  "We love FALL-ing in love with Jesus and school".  Here is a close up shot:

I got the top and bottom leaf patterns from Microsoft Word's Clipart and I just found a leaf image and copied it over and over again to make the pattern above and below the title.  I had my children and a visiting friend write why they love God/Jesus and/or what they liked in school.  Here are some of their apples:

 The blue colorful apple is my 2.5 year olds and my daughter's friend wrote what she said.

I wrote down what my 6 year old daughter narrated to me: " I am thankful for horses and dolphins.  I like riding horses.  I like flowers and I like seals."

I didn't have any pre-cut Fall themed bulletin board borders, so I went on the internet and did a Google search for Fall borders and I found this one from Preschool Printables. (see sample above)  I made several copies of the leaf pattern and cut and stapled them around the board. 

So I am happy to say that I have completed an August and September bulletin board with my children.  Now if I can keep the momentum going, I'll look forward to finding a fun idea for October's board!

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Unknown said...

Very cute bulletin board. I love the personalized apples - so fun to look back on in the future. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tracy,

Came by to say hi...voted for you again at Picket Fence Blogs. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Unknown said...

What a great idea, and how creative are you! That inspires me to get my bulletin board up on the wall instead of in the back of my hall closet. lol I just noticed last night that you have a pic on my guestbook. What a beautiful family! Thank you for clicking a vote, I clicked you one right back. Enjoy what sounds like a very busy Saturday. :)

Thanks Jen! I just stopped by your blog and left a comment on your fun school day post! Hope you are having a blessed weekend too!

Hi Marie,
Thanks for your visit and vote! I just left a comment on your quote post and clicked a couple of votes for you :)
Have a good weekend!

Hi Lynda,
Thanks for your encouraging words! Yes, I signed your guestbook and I've never signed someone's blog guestbook before! Fun! I voted for you today on both of your blogs and I added your updated blog buttons on the blogroll on the left side of my blog :)
Have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

I think your ideas are the greatest !! I love the Fall Bulletin Board ! And the apples are precious :)
And thanks for the comments on my blog. Yes, another blog change, ha! The new look is more me, I like the last one but this is my favorite !
Have a great rest of the weekend Tracy !

Thanks Tammy for your visit and comment! :) I forgot to mention on your blog that I love your new profile picture with your son! It's precious!
Have a great weekend yourself!

Melissa N. said...

Tracy, love it. Do you put this in your bedroom hallway? I have never thought of a hallway one before..I might have to go get another bb...can always use more of them! Thanks for sharing!


Hi Melis!
Yes, this bulletin board is in our hallway just outside the room we use for our classroom. Glad you liked the idea :)
Hope you are having a great weekend!

What a great bulletin board! I'm tagging along from the Hip Homeschool Hop - we have a long hallway outside our classroom - and I love your idea. Have a wonderful week!

Hi Mary!
Thanks for your visit, comment, and follow! I just hopped on your great blog and left a few comments on a few posts! I'm following you back and I "like" your Facebook page :)
I'm glad you liked this bulletin board idea! I would love to see your board if you decide to put one up in your hallway!
Have a great week!

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