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March Bulletin Board

Lesson #10262

Get ready for March with an exciting classroom bulletin board project!

Grade Level:

Create a welcoming environment with fun, engaging bulletin boards to celebrate the season, upcoming holidays and events.

Keep students engaged all month long with spring and celebration-themed shapes.

11151-4IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Block Alphabet, Capital Letters - 4 Inch 11151-2IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Block Alphabet, Capital Letters - 2 Inch A10211-Sizzix Bigz Die - Circle 4" A11038-Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Boss-O! 1 1/2" Lowercase Letters & Numbers A11070-Sizzix Bigz Die - Flashcard, Cupcake A11078-Sizzix Bigz Die - Frog #3 A11094-Sizzix Bigz Die Set - Sweet Treats Flashcards (4 Die Set) 30469-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Footprint, Frog - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Cork or Bulletin Board, Glue or Tape (Double-Sided), Scissors

The teacher will cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the 4IN Block Capital letters to create the month and year for the calendar title.
  2. Staple narrow paper strips onto the board to create the calendar grid.
  3. Die-cut 31 Frogs. Decorate each Frog with eyes (circle punches) and tongues. Label each Frog with Boss-O! numbers 1-31.
  4. Die-cut Frog Footprints and track them across the board.
  5. Die-cut the BIRTHDAY title and days of the week using appropriately sized Block letters. Alternatively, spell out title using adhesive letters or print it out using a computer and attach to the board.
  6. Die-cut any size Circle to create balloons and attach to the board.
  7. Die-cut Cupcake Flashcards for student celebrations.
  8. Have each student write their name and birth date on a Candle or Star Wand and attach one to each Cupcake, to be placed on the appropriate squares each month.
    Note: Each of the other shapes in the Laura Kelly Calendar Set will fit inside the same grid, making it easy to replace the Frogs with a different die-cut shape each month.(see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • K-4 - Students understand that there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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