There are a variety of May bulletin board ideas for decorating the classroom’s bulletin board and these themes will definitely spark a different learning environment for the students. Some great themes include the bug theme, mother’s day theme, historical theme, as well as the spring garden theme.
You can use a bulletin board in a classroom for much more than decoration. When children are exposed to something daily, such as a teaching display on the board, they are more likely to learn the lesson. If you ask them to help create the bulletin board, their investment in the project will add to their learning experience. Use this valuable space for displays and art that teach.
April showers bring May flowers, so this would be a great start to May’s bulletin board. Displaying diagrams or pictures of plants at different stages of growth helps teach how nature works. Show them from the time they are seeds to their full bloom months later. Name and date the various stages for extra interest.
Displaying illustrations or pictures, such as paper cutouts, of famous events in history that occurred in May and historical figures born during the month is a great way to give students a history lesson that will also be fun. For instance, Astronaut Alan Shepard went on the first U.S. manned space flight on May 5, 1961. Captain John Smith landed at Jamestown on May 2, 1607. Among those born in May were President John F. Kennedy, May 29, 1917; President Harry S. Truman, May 8, 1884; and poet Walt Whitman, May 31, 1819.
For an interactive bulletin board, assign a flower that is native to your area to each student to draw. When they are done, cut out the flowers and make your own garden on the board. Tag each with the name of the flower, the ideal growing conditions, and how long it takes for each to reach full bloom once planted.
Memorial Day falls at the end of May. Use cutouts to teach a brief history of how and why it is commemorated, and about famous war heroes. This teaches students that the holiday is more than a day at the beach and has great patriotic significance.
Bug collections are a common exercise for science class. The bulletin board provides a good spot to display a class bug collection. You can either collect actual bugs or find pictures of different types of bugs for the bulletin board display. Include the name of each bug and other relevant information. Encourage the students to help in collecting and adding bugs to the bulletin board. You can also combine this theme with a spring garden theme. For an interactive bulletin board, assign a flower that is native to your area to each student to draw. When they are done, cut out the flowers and make your own garden on the board. Tag each with the name of the flower, the ideal growing conditions, and how long it takes for each to reach full bloom once planted.