Your classroom’s bulletin board is an intriguing focal point that plays an important part in educating and exciting your students. These creative ideas for fall bulletin board sets are not only simple and fun, but your students will think they’re fantastic! These ideas are also a great way to get your students involved in making colorful, educational classroom decorations.

Giant Sunflower

Late summer and early fall are the time of year when sunflowers are at their peak. Beautiful sunflowers are a source of food for humans, birds, squirrels and other animals, and their size makes them seem quite majestic, especially to small children.

A large sunflower can be constructed from yellow, orange and green construction paper and affixed to the center of the bulletin board. Then, poetry, short quotes about the season, child poetry, short stories or even fall-themed vocabulary words can be placed around the sunflower.

For the sunflower-themed border, trim it with smaller sunflowers without the stems or make a garland of dried flowers of any kind for the border. In addition, sunflower seeds can be used for decoration and as a math manipulative.

Deciduous Trees

What kinds of deciduous trees grow where you live? Make a fall bulletin board set utilizing the different types of deciduous trees and their leaves. Tree names also make great vocabulary words, so add the names of the trees to the decoration as well.

Simple tree trunks can be created by the students from brown construction paper or even newsprint to make the appearance more unique. Then, use a mixture of bright-colored construction paper leaves and real leaves of all shapes and sizes to cover the tree trunks on the bulletin board.

Leaves also make a great border for this theme. Or, you may want to make a seed-themed border to show the different seed casings for each deciduous tree. Acorns and other strange seed pods are easy to find lying under the trees in early fall. Take a walk around the campus with your students to see how many different types you can find to add to your decoration.

Cheerful Cornucopia

Fall’s harvest symbolizes a time for celebrating nature’s bounty. Great a giant cornucopia as a bulletin board set. Then, invite your students to fill it with as many different autumn objects as they can find. These can include both real and created versions of squash, pumpkins, corn, gourds, leaves, pine cones and seeds.

Encourage your students to help make the decorations dynamic! Ask them to get creative and add other natural items to the cornucopia that you might not normally consider. You can also use a selection of items from the cornucopia as spelling words for older students, placing these words on the bulletin board around the cornucopia or creating a bulletin board border out of words chosen by your students about what fall means to them.

These bulletin board ideas for classroom decorations will help to make your classroom fall-fabulous!

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    i dont get this…. i dont know what a control means and when people tell me i dont get it.
    my problem statement is: Will the roots grow faster when growing in the direction of gravity vs. growing horizontally?
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    1.For the first “seed sandwich,” moisten the blotting paper.
    2.Place several seeds on the moist paper, in a grid pattern, several inches apart. Avoid edges because they are most likely to dry out.
    3.Place the blotting paper between two glass panes (or into the plastic sheet protector or plastic baggie).
    4.Loop two rubber bands top to bottom, and two rubber bands right to left around the glass panes. If you are using a plastic sheet protector, trim the edges with scissors and use paper clips or staples to hold it together. If you are using a baggie, close it carefully, leaving a small amount of air in the bag. Repeat steps 1-4 for two other seed “sandwiches.”
    5.Mark the four edges on the front side of each glass pane with a permanent marker (or tape and a pen): label them Up, Down, Left, and Right.
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    7.Place the second glass sandwich (#2) horizontally in another shallow pie plate, holding it in place with the modeling clay.
    8.Start the third seed sandwich (#3) off vertically in the modeling clay on the third plate, but rotate it 90o every few days to see how this changes the direction of the root growth. Keep careful records of when you rotate this third seed sandwich.
    9.Keep the seeds moist by using the eyedropper or squirt bottle to slowly and carefully add a little water to each seed sandwich. Be careful not to dislodge the seeds.
    10.Watch for the seeds to germinate and the rootless to start growing.
    11.Observe hoe the roots grow under the different conditions.
    12.Record the length of root growth for each seedling in your lab notebook. To compare results quantitatively, record the lengths of the roots at various times. As a more advanced option, you could also record the angle of growth at various times. Use the direction directly toward the bottom edge, “down,” as zero degrees; to the left as 90 degrees; directly up as 180 degrees; and to the right as 270 degrees.
    13.Make a table of your data, showing the length of each rootlet at different times. Graph this data. Did they grow faster when growing in the direction of gravity (#1) vs. growing horizontally (#2)?

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    • ANSWER:
      if you assume the horizontal plate as a representation of “normal” seed growth, then this is the control. All the vertical experiments should be compared to the control.

  2. QUESTION:
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    #1- shud i paint it pink, purple or blue?
    #2- bed sheet colour? i like dark colours.
    #3- shud i put up a cork board? so i paste photos and memorable items?
    #4- shud i place a small mat? or shoul i carpet the floor?
    #5- book shelve? how do i arrange them into catagories? the book shelf has 6 parts. and its big.
    #6- i wanna wrap my study table. the brown colour doesnt really get me interested.

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    • ANSWER:
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