For those of you who have been around for the long haul you may remember this bulletin board. I put this board up in my classroom back in May, 2007. At the time I thought it would be up until the fall.
In all of my years of teaching ~ which have been quite a few ~ I have never had the same bulletin board up for more than a few months. This one has been up for THREE YEARS. Over the years the pictures have changed, but that is about it. It is not that I haven't enjoyed looking at the cute pictures, I do. Looking at the calendar that hadn't seemed to change much has been quite difficult at times.
Every time I threatened to take it down there was almost a battle cry from the students not to change it. They liked checking the days off of the calendar.
It was actually quite exciting the day we were able to check off the last days!!!
This past week I decided I HAD to change to bulletin board. My senior class and I decided we would have a little friendly contest to help pass the time until the next batch of referrals. I came up with this sheet.
I passed out maps of China with the Provinces labeled. We talked about the Provinces in China and I tried to focus the Provinces where many of the referrals have been coming from. I still have a guess of Tibet and Taiwan, I tried.
Here is the new look of our board.
The empty spaces have filled up since I took this picture. The sweetest gift happened because of this new bulletin board. Word has gotten around town about our referral getting close. This week three of my former students, who have graduated, heard about this little game. They called to see if they could come and 'Take A Guess'. It really means a lot to me.
Anyone want to 'Take A Guess'? I'll even add it to the board if you like!