Christmas Bulletin Board for First, Second and Third Grade

Stephanie Trapp
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Reading makes us MERRY and BRIGHT! Stories often leave us happy and we learn something each time we read a book. Use this catchy phrase as the starting point for a fun and colorful Christmas bulletin board for your hallway or classroom!

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What's Included?

  • Letters that spell "Reading Makes Us Merry and Bright!" (3.75-5 inches tall)
  • 10 different light bulb shaped writing prompts (lined and unlined options)
  • "Reading Makes Me Merry and Bright" reading challenge sheet
  • "Reading Makes Me Merry and Bright" reading response sheet
  • Teacher directions and example pictures

Tell Me More About the Writing Prompts!

Students fill out a light bulb after reading a book and hang on the bulletin board. The ten writing prompts included are:

  • I like this book because
  • My favorite part is
  • This book reminds me of
  • Something in the book that makes me MERRY (happy) is
  • This book makes me BRIGHT because I learned
  • I give it ___ lights because (book rating)
  • Beginning, middle and end
  • Characters, setting, problem and solution
  • Summary
  • Blank light bulb

Young students or pre-writers might just draw a picture from the story on a blank light bulb template.

What are the Reading Challenge and Response Sheets?

You might use this bulletin board as a reading challenge for your students! Have students use the individual reading challenge sheet and color in a light bulb for each book they read during the month of December. They might create a light bulb for the bulletin board based on one of the books they read.

Another idea is for students to fill in the reading response sheet telling about how a book makes them merry and bright.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


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