Oh, bulletin boards…a love/hate relationship. I love doing bulletin boards, but sometimes things get so hectic it becomes tough to change them every month. With that being said, I am pretty lucky because I don’t have an actual bulletin board. I have these metal strips that hold student work. It’s nice because when I don’t have time to get real creative, I can just slip some recent student work into the strips. The part that stinks, is that when I want to do something fun and festive I have to get out 20 pounds of sticky-tac and adhere everything to the wall.
Fiction vs Nonfiction Activities
This month we have been focusing on identifying fiction and nonfiction. This is a tough concept, but we have been having a lot of fun learning with songs, center activities, and much more. We decided to showcase some of the students’ fiction vs nonfiction work in the hallway with the help of a few snowy friends.
My kids are obsessed with the Frozen movies and the songs have been stuck in my head all week! “Do you want to build a snowman?” My students love the movies too, so I just had to find a way to get Olaf up on that wall. I love hearing the kids freak out when they walk by him in the hallway. I even caught a little girl hugging the wall yesterday! So cute!
The student work displayed consists of various pages from our nonfiction retelling books and a sorting page for pictures of books we cut out of Scholastic Book Club magazines. You can check out these resources for more fiction and nonfiction fun!
Teaching fiction and nonfiction has become one of my favorite topics to teach, do you enjoy it? What are some ways you help your students differentiate between the two?