We’ve Got an App for that! The Bulletin Board with an App feel!
This bulletin board will be sure to be a hit with icons that are modeled after IPhone/Smart phone apps! What kid can’t relate? This icons measure 3 in x 3 inch. All you need to do is get white and black butcher paper and cut a rounded white rectangle and a black rectangle and poof! It’s an IPhone or Smart phone! Make as many “phones” as you want and add the “apps” you want. You can display this during Reading Week, Back to School, in aclassroom library
, on a hallway bulletin board or any time of the year to motivate kids to read! You can also use these icons and create a tally chart to survey the class about their favorite genre. Possibilities are endless!
Also included is “My Favorite Genre” sheet which is a great way to get to know your kids and build your classroom library. Available with two different borders. Once completed you can add them to the bulletin board and put them around the “phones”. This bulletin board can be displayed all year but you can survey the kids at different points in the year to see if their tastes change over the year. I would keep them in a portfolio as data and then give them back at the end of the year to have kids analyze to see if there was a change and if not, why?
There are also six blank labels so you can add your own graphic and font. I used Hello Miss THANG; size 24. I also left the “series” label blank so you can add your own graphics since copyright prohibits me from adding in book covers from Google images, but you can!
Genres included are:
Graphic novels (although not a genre)
Magazines (not a genre)
Nonfiction (not everyone refers to books as informational)
Information (not everyone refers to books as nonfiction)
Author Study-not a genre
Highly Recommended-not a genre
In the age of Common Core, kids are to be reading an equal mix of fiction and informational books. We need to expose kids to all the different types of text out there and hopefully this will inspire them to try something new!
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**You might also be interested in my matching icons (bigger) for your classroom library with labels for your books!
Check out my classroom library