Archive for March 2010

3D ideas-Bulletin Boards on a Budget

March 27, 2010

Bulletin Boards on a Budget

I get ideas so many different places. Fairs, amusement parks, book stores, thrift stores, craft stores & even happy meal toys.  I check the clearance section of stores for nearly free finds.  Children’s picture books are a great inspiration for me. 

Here are a few suggestions for additions to a bulletin board display:

Film strips
Exposed rolls of 35mm film                                          
Movie film reels
Old fashioned popcorn containers
Ribbon…yards and yards of ribbon…
Gift boxes
Snowflakes/paper and plastic
Garlands of popcorn and cranberries
Plastic pumpkins
Silk leaves/Flowers
Fabric quilt squares
Stuffed animals
Heart shaped candy boxes
Magazine covers
Seasonal decorations

Free posters
Artificial fruits
Wired ribbon and garlands
Graduation caps and tassels
Cardboard cutouts / decorations
Clothes pins
Chain / Lock & Key
Caution tape
American flags
Cookie boxes
Battery operated lights

There are a variety of things you can use to attach items to your boards: 
Double sided tape, push pins in a variety of shapes and sizes, black photo mounting corners, staples & scrapbooking adhesives.


Beware the Ides of March….

March 8, 2010

This is the time in education where we are waiting for delivery of pink slips. 
Seeing your campus union representative and possibly their boss arrive at your office door….is something no one wants to see next week…so we wait. 
We wait for the unions to negotiate on changes in our contracts…
There is no salve for this time of being caught between a rock and a hard place. 

And so we wait.