Teacher appreciation week will soon be upon us and, if you are looking to show your thanks with a colorful display, we’ve been collecting fun, vibrant, and unique bulletin boards to share!
WOW! How amazing is this ice cream themed teacher appreciation board from Melanie over at ewe hooo?! Talented parent volunteer at Blankner K-8 in Orlando, Melanie used the school's Teacher Appreciation Week theme, "Fun in the Sun", as a jumping off point for her colorful display and the board it inspired, as well as the lovely summer memories the design evokes, makes this a certain hit!
Our Teachers Are So Cool!
- Background: Bright blue bulletin board paper.
- Title: "Our Teachers Are So Cool!"
- Border: Complimentary brightly colored trimmer.
- Decoration: 1) The Ice Cream Truck. Use white bulletin board paper to create the frame/shape of the ice cream truck. Simply freehand the basic shape or find a clip art image to enlarge and trace. Create the tires using large circles cut from black bulletin board paper and smaller circles cut from gray construction paper. The bumper and headlight detailing can be created using gray construction paper as well, and the front window as well as the serving windows created using silver poster board. As for the striped canopy, Melanie offers a great explanation of how she created it in the comments section of the original post - you'll need red and white background paper, a 1/8 inch dowel rod, 20 gauge wire, and duct tape to create it. 2) The Menu & Accents. We love how the logo of the ice cream truck incorporates the school name and mascot! Use word processing software to create and print the logo or craft the logo out of paper - e.g. you'll need a large circle cut from yellow bulletin board paper, a slightly smaller circle cut from red bulletin board paper, the school mascot printed onto white card stock and cut into a circle, and white letter stickers. To create the menu, download and print pictures of various ice cream treats and assign one to each grade level of teachers, the administration, etc. Collect yellow and bright blue card stock, laying the pages out in a checkerboard pattern, and determine the order of the treats/staff - i.e. first grade teachers, second grade teachers, ... , all the way through to Principal and Vice Principal. Print staff names onto the appropriate piece of paper in the checkerboard and glue the appropriate treat cutout to the top of the page. Arrange the pages, in order, onto the ice cream truck, then add detailing as desired! The stripe under the ordering window and the popsicle cutouts offer pops of color that tie the theme together!