‘I Can’ Bulletin Board

To prepare for my classroom, I decided I wanted to make a bulletin board. And since this bad boy was picked up for only $1, I thought it would be perfect to recycle, revamp, and decorate for my 10th and 11th graders!


This is where I started–a plain board with some red construction paper. After some stencils, Sharpie marker, chalkboard squares, cutting, stapling, and gluing, this is the final product:

The squares along the bottom are chalkboard—erasable and reusable as the standards change. The green apples are little chalkboard clothespins, which for now label the grade of the specific class. The little black/red papers that are clothes-pinned say which periods that specific class is held (just to help students find their correct class).

This is my “I Can” board. At Mason City High School, there are district standards that each grade and classroom has to follow. The ‘I Can’ statements are a way for teachers and students to make sure to meet the district goals. Most teachers incorporate the ‘I Can’ statements into their instruction somehow. I thought that having a visual board would not only serve as a reminder, but could be a fun way for me to create something for my classroom and for me to really take note of how my lessons are tying into the standards.

Now the bulletin board is hung up and ready to go! I can’t wait for my students to see it! 🙂

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