Lacing Bulletin Board

Lesson #9234

Lace a unique bulletin board together celebrating students and their interests.

Grade Level:

As the academic year begins, create a welcoming environment by learning about student talents and interests. Each student brings a special experience to the class and can find common ground by sharing these interests with others. Have students introduce themselves to their classmates and name one or two of their favorite hobbies. Allow students to decorate individual squares to be laced together as a unique bulletin board celebrating the classroom community. In this way, students have ownership of their learning environment and realize that they are important members of the same team. The teacher can reflect on this bulletin board to develop effective learning strategies based on student experiences.

Celebrate members of the classroom community with a unique lacing bulletin board featuring individual talents and interests.

12154-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Ballet Slippers - Large 12234-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Bicycle - Large 12292-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Books, Shelved - Large 12536-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Canoe & Paddle - Large 12963-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Crayon - Small 12967-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Crayon Box - Large 13306-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Fishing Pole - Large 13526-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Grasshopper - Large 14003-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Music Notes, Tiny - Tiny 14136-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Paintbrush #1 - Large 14313-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Pizza Slice - Large 15073-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Tent #1 - Large 20554-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Butterfly (Basic Beginnings) - Small 22611-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Food #3 - Large 25113-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Baseball #2 - Small 25127-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Lacing Square #2 - XL

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Construction Paper, Glue, Marking Pens, Photos, Ribbon

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

  1. Die-cut XL Lacing Square #2 using colorful cardstock or construction paper. Die-cut enough Squares for each student (Figure A).
  2. Take each student's picture or have the student bring a picture from home. Adhere a picture in each Square.
  3. Die-cut various shapes that depict student interests and adhere to the appropriate Square.
  4. Use stickers to highlight student names. Adhere the names in the appropriate student Square (Figure B).
  5. Using ribbon, lace the Squares together for a unique bulletin board celebrating student interests (See Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

English Language Arts: Applying Language Skills

K-12: Standard 12

  • Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts 


Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

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

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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