Mrs. Smith's Garden Bulletin Board

Lesson #2811

This bulletin board blossoms with student pictures and names.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Students will quickly identify faces with names of classmates.

11162-4IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Circus Alphabet, Capital Letters - 4 Inch 12282-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Bluebonnet - Large 12382-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Border, Fence - Double Cut 13341-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Daffodil - Large 13343-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Iris - Large 13345-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Pansy - Large 13347-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Rose #1 - Large 13351-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Sunflower - Large 17456-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Grass Patch - Large 18127-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Border, Split Rail Fence - Double Cut

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pencils, Colored Pens, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Scissors

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

Follow the instructions to create the picket fence. Die-cut the DC Border, Fence or Border, Split Rail Fence for additional fence options.

  1. Die-cut various Flowers, cutting the stem and leaves from multiple colors of green, and the Flower head from contrasting colors of cardstock or construction paper (Figure A).
  2. Decorate and layer the Flower head on top of the stem and leaves using glue or double-sided tape. To layer, leave one shape whole and cut highlights from other colors.
  3. Create subtle shadings using colored pens or pencils.
  4. Make color photocopies of student photos.
  5. Crop photos and place inside any of Ellison's Flower die-cuts, or die-cut photo to fit on any Flower head or petal (Figure B).
  6. Die-cut Grass Patch from various shades of green.
  7. To make a picket fence behind the Flowers, cut 3" x 12" rectangles from white and gray paper and cut one end of all the rectangles into a point (Figure C).
  8. Shadow the gray pickets behind the white and tie all the pickets together with a long narrow 1" strip of white paper.
  9. Adhere the picket fence and decorated die-cuts to the bulletin board.
  10. Print out and add student names and facts beside each picture for easy identification.
  11. Die-cut the title from the 4" Circus Alphabet or any desired alphabet using two contrasting colors to create a shadow. Adhere to the bulletin board (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

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