Last year my student LOVED the bulletin board book project we did so much that I knew I had to do it again. We have recently finished our opinion writing unit, so this was a perfect way to review the concept that you can express an opinion and then give a reason so it makes your opinion more compelling!
My students loved sharing some of the favorite books AND getting their creativity on. We just don’t give students enough time for that kind of work. It lets some students really shine!
Here’s all you have to do!
Each student spends some time thinking about a book they have read that they REALLLLY love. It could be a picture book or a novel or even a book you read together. They fill out the mini book review (It just says “A book I LOVE is…” and then “because” for them to fill out their reason.) We do a little sharing with small groups so students can hear each others’ ideas and then the fun begins!
I have some tracers they can use, scraps of fun scrapbook paper, funky scissors–the sky’s the limit! Have heart stickers? Use them! Have glitter? Use at your own risk!
The students mount their reviews on a bigger heart (I make a template out of cardstock that they trace for ease–but they could make their own) and the decorating begins!
The back table ends up a mess, but the kids love “getting their creativity on”!
Our Finished Bulletin Board Project!
Here are few of the finished ones! They look FANTASTIC hung up…I like to hang them in the hallway so other students can check out the great book ideas! I printed off the words “We LOVE to Read!” and hung them up to give our display some pizzazz!
If you want this whole bulletin board project ready to print and go complete with bulletin board headers and the like–here is the link to the one in my store!
Want more Valentine’s Day inspiration?
How about this blog post with FIVE fun Valentine’s Day activities to try? It’s such a fun time of year for students to blend some nifty projects in with their academic work.