Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers!
Get ready to head into a new school term with new eye-catching bulletin board designs, ones that entertain and educate.
Bank Here for Learning…and Fun! – Post a bulletin board with a theme that earns big dividends…students’ attention and more…
Begin with a colorful eye-catching header: Bank Here for Learning and Fun!
Just below and around the header add some play money, like US dollar bills or your country’s currency, to the board.
Below that, center a poster that reads Key Skills Add Up Like Savings.
Tack up more money, spacing the bills out across the rest of the bulletin board space.
Next to each of these bills, place a different colored card that features a key subject and/or skill.
Write one key subject/skill on each card. For example, you can write math skills on one card.
On another card you may print staying focused.
On a third card, the skill you print might be listening to learn.
Mix in some fun with a card that reads laughing for fun…and so on.
Bank for Learning Bulletin Board – Long-term Investment – Get more return on your Bank Here for Learning and Fun bulletin board by designing it to be multi-functional for long-term use during the school year.
For example, keep the same header, but change the center poster to read, Vocabulary Adds Up to Good Communications.
Substitute the key skills cards with cards that feature vocabulary words that connect with banking and learning.
Think of how many there are in your language! In English, you might print a vocabulary card that reads, INTEREST (a word that can be used in many ways…good for a class discussion…including money earned in savings)
Print and post a bulletin board card with the word INVESTMENT on it. Open a class discussion in upper elementary grades about how students can “invest” in their educations, along with their parents and teachers.
Point out how important PAYING ATTENTION is to INVESTING in one’s education and future success.