Perfect for a weather unit or weather themed classroom, this colorful classroom poster created by Krissy Venosdale of Venspired Learning really caught our eye and we thought it would make a great addition to any upper elementary or middle school classroom! Available in poster format for download from Krissy's Flickrstream, we also think this could be turned into a bulletin board!
Forecast For Learning
- Background: Cover the entire board with black bulletin board paper. Cut five large rounded rectangles from white bulletin board paper arranging them side by side on the bulletin board.
- Title: "What Is Today's Forecast For Learning?" - We love how Krissy used the title to add color to the poster. To get a similar look, you might consider adding strips of orange and purple bulletin board paper across the top of the board and using letters in contrasting colors.
- Border: None needed.
- Decoration:1) The Forecast. Use word processing software to create the forecast posters - i.e. "100% Change for Creativity", "100% Change for Problem Solving", etc. - printing the completed designs onto white printer paper and attaching one printed sheet to the bottom of each of the five white rectangles. [NOTE: You might also try using letter stickers, but we think you'll get a cleaner look with computer generated 'posters'.] Find colorful clip art online to a) print, cut, and add to the board, or b) enlarge, trace, and paint onto the background paper. You'll need...
2) The TV Logo. We love how Krissy added a colorful accent strip at the bottom of the poster, creating a television logo/channel number to go along with the 'weather forecast' theme. You might consider using colored bulletin board paper scraps to create something similar.
- A sunburst
- A speech/thought bubble
- A magnifying glass