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Re: Bulletin boards

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gregjuli_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 17:29:58 PDT


Sometimes wrapping paper can lend itself to interesting backgrounds.
Last year I was lucky to find wrapping paper that had architectural designs. I
used it as the background for famous and interesting buildings in our area and
from around the world. Another time I used irredescent cellophane for a neat
effect.

My student teacher did a display on color where some of the vocabulary words had
velcro on the back, so she could make it an interactive bulletin board. Kids had
to place the color words in certain places.

I've been doing the artist names on the table also. I wondering If I can place a
small reproduction next to the name and cover it with clear contact paper or will
it last only a while with repeated table washings?

I try to use some 3d type materials sometimes, like thick yarn for vines for a
Rousseau display.

 This year for Open House I'm doing an Art Scavenger Hunt (trying to maximize my
visitors to the Art room since some kids don't have art till April and those
parents forget to check out the art room). The parents and kids will have to check
out certain displays around the school to answer the questions for the game....
and there will be a grand prize!
This was one of the Artsednet ideas I'm using when I go back this fall.

Glad you brought this idea up. I'm also always looking for new ways to do
displays.

MaryB

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