I always loved the idea of having an animal theme in my classroom. The kids really seem to love having their own 'class mascot' too. I decided since my last name is Olson, I would need to think of a cute animal that starts with an O. Naturally, "owls" was the best choice because I didn't think Opossums were as appealing...So then, I had a classroom full of owl stencils/kits everywhere...But the look of my classroom still felt a little 'been there, done that'. I had the same owl on every other part of my bulletin boards and also hanging from the ceiling. I wanted my classroom to feel more original but still have a theme the kids would love and gravitate towards. With the designs I've made on these Ready-to-Roll bulletin boards, I no longer have the feeling that my classroom was purchased from your typical teaching website like everyone else, instead it feels special and might I add SUPER easy to staple right to my classroom walls. I have an Owl Name Wall, Owl Word Walls, Owl Art Walls, you name it. So, teachers, what kind of designs are you looking for on our Ready-to-Roll bulletin boards? Animals? Sports? Polka-dots? We'd love to hear what your go-to theme is each year! Comment below! Happy Teaching!
As I stood back and looked at my first set of Ready-to-Roll Classroom bulletin boards in my classroom, I couldn't help but wonder what my students would think about the new decor. I had put up my Owl Themed Classroom bulletin boards. I made new word cards that matched and stapled them up and I had to say so myself, it looked A LOT better than my uneven, torn, dusty bulletin board I had up all year long. I couldn't help but think; Would they like it? Would they think it's boring? Or...would they even notice? I decided I wouldn't say anything to my students that Monday morning about our new and awesome bulletin boards. I was eager to see if they would stand out to my students or would it just be another Monday in the same ol' classroom.
So, in come my kiddos, tired and busy putting away their supplies when all of a sudden, low and behold I hear a loud, "Woah! Ms. Olson what happened to our walls?!" "That is so much more colorful!" "I like the owls!" Needless to say, I was relieved. My students noticed AND they seemed to like them too. As I kept designing more and more boards and putting them up in my classroom I heard more compliments and ooh's and aah's. Not just from my students, but from my parents, fellow teachers and administrators. It was really satisfying to see my students not only like the new decor but appreciate them too. They tell their friends about their classroom and they are proud to tell them that Room 24 is where they learn everyday. I can't wait for your students to see your Ready-to-Roll bulletin boards, too!
I always dreamed of having my very own classroom. The feeling of coming into a room and knowing that it would be just perfect for my first class was such an exciting feeling. I was hired as a 1st grade teacher two weeks before school started. I was given the keys and was introduced to my very own portable and I soon realized I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I thought "Oh, two weeks! Psht, I can make this happen in two weeks!" Wrong. So very wrong. I had mini-melt downs throughout those two weeks. I couldn't believe how much work it was to rearrange, reorganize, assemble and decorate a classroom. I was there before the sun came up and stayed until my arms couldn't handle the stapling anymore. I managed to get the bulletin board paper on every square inch of my classroom, doing my best to mask the beige walls underneath. I made sure each border was perfectly lined up and stapled to perfection. I spent hours buying bulletin boards kits and punching out stencils. I had a couple of days left before school started and I realized I had spent the majority of my time decorating when I should have been planning, learning new programs, collaborating etc.
Needless to say, I knew the long hours I had put in to my classroom decor needed to be addressed. I thought to myself, "I wonder if a company has pre-made bulletin boards?" I did some research. NADA. There was nothing to be found. There were some great posters, bulletin board decorating kits, small stuff. It was then that I realized I might be on to something. I'm on a mission to make teacher's lives easier. With Liv and Learn™ Ready-to-Roll bulletin boards, I think I'm on the right path.