Every year I do a 'welcome
back' bulletin board in the main hallway of my school and every year by
the second week the bottom half of the board is ripped to shreds by tiny
hands can't help but touch, pull, twist, rub, and outright tear the
paper as they pass by. PLUS, it doesn't help matters that the first and
second graders line up in front of the bulletin board in the mornings
and after lunch. SO, this year I decided instead of killing myself
making cut-outs only to have them torn down, I would paint right on the
I drew, painted, and laminated the Dr. Seuss figures and stapled them on but the hills and letters I just painted directly onto the background paper. It's the end of week 2 of school and no rips, tears, shreds or missing pieces...Looks like I'll be painting mini-bulletin board murals from now on!
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