If you're looking for some simple spring bulletin board ideas that include spelling reinforcement, we think you'll love this one! See if your students catch the double-meaning word in the title.
Background: White, or light blue at the top, light green at the bottom
Border: Dark green, dark blue or black
Rabbit: Use our pattern, resizing as necessary. Ask students to color the rabbit as shown, or as desired
Flowers: Use our patterns, resizing as necessary. Choose one spelling pattern or word family for each flower. Label the center of each flower. Ask students to add words to the petals of each flower that fit each pattern, spelling all words correctly. Words should be added until all the petals are filled.
Spelling words shown in this example are:
#1 Instead of posting words by spelling patterns, display weekly spelling words. For example, one flower could show this week's spelling words, another flower could show last week's words, and another flower could display next week's words.
#2 Give the
rabbit something to say!
Make up a clever caption using some
of the spelling words in the bulletin board.
Write the caption in a shape like this
and add it to the display.
#3 Instead of regular spelling words, fill the board with double-meaning words. On the flower petals, ask students to write sentences such as, We can bank on our bank being open when we need them, and
Dad tried to scare the bat with a baseball bat, and so on.
Most kids love a bit of word play fun. These spring bulletin board ideas may be just the launching point you need for an extended study into this fun topic! Encourage students to "grow" their own lists. Or make a word wall in which all your students contribute to one master list.
Consider making a classroom book of multiple-meaning words. Assign the words on a master list so that each child has one or more multiple words. On each page, the child could write different meanings for his/her word, sentences using the word correctly, and illustration.
It's really fun when kids can write sentences that use multiple meanings for the same word in a single sentence, as in the examples in #3 above.
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