One of the only things I miss about Former School (certainly not the atmosphere!) are the bulletin boards. I had A HUGE wall-length bulletin board plus my entire back wall was a bulletin board too. Oh, it was heaven.
Current School does not have such glorious space. I have three teeny bulletin boards in my room and that's it. I made a makeshift student work display area on the glass wall where the bump out is but it isn't my favorite....and I've had a "clothes-line style" display in the hall of work but I'm bored with that so I took it down. (Each student had a spot on the clothesline that we clipped up new work each month.)
My creativity has been lacking because there's so much going on with the new teacher coming, trying to get data and things together and generally just keep going with the flow as things get weird before the holidays. Add in that those 5 days off really messed with my work schedule sleep cycle and it's been hard to come up with anything that resembles coherent thought, let alone creativity!
So of course...I turn to google. And I found a GREAT idea and I'm going to jump in with both feet on this one since I have a lot of display space in the hall and want to use it for something other than showing the same old kind of work samples all the time.
We're going to make a "Gifts of Love" display -- basically the children write a "gift of love" letter...who they would give love to and why for the holiday season. Then you create makeshift wrapping paper packages (in the shape of an 8x11 sheet of paper) and staple it to the letter so it can be flipped up like in a pop up book. You can get as decorative as you want with the wrapping paper (adding bows or whatnot).
I think I am going to stop at the dollar store and buy some cute paper tomorrow after work and this will be a writing project we do on Thursday/Friday and I can have some kiddos help me put the display up on Friday afternoon. :D