Perfect for a weather unit or weather themed classroom, this colorful classroom poster created by Krissy Venosdale of Venspired Learning really caught our eye and we thought it would make a great addition to any upper elementary or middle school classroom! Available in poster format for download from Krissy’s Flickrstream, we also think this could be turned into a bulletin board!
Forecast For Learning
- Background: Cover the entire board with black bulletin board paper. Cut five large rounded rectangles from white bulletin board paper arranging them side by side on the bulletin board.
- Title: “What Is Today’s Forecast For Learning?” – We love how Krissy used the title to add color to the poster. To get a similar look, you might consider adding strips of orange and purple bulletin board paper across the top of the board and using letters in contrasting colors.
- Border: None needed.
- Decoration:1) The Forecast. Use word processing software to create the forecast posters – i.e. “100% Change for Creativity”, “100% Change for Problem Solving”, etc. – printing the completed designs onto white printer paper and attaching one printed sheet to the bottom of each of the five white rectangles. [NOTE: You might also try using letter stickers, but we think you'll get a cleaner look with computer generated 'posters'.] Find colorful clip art online to a) print, cut, and add to the board, or b) enlarge, trace, and paint onto the background paper. You’ll need…
- A sunburst
- A speech/thought bubble
- A magnifying glass
2) The TV Logo. We love how Krissy added a colorful accent strip at the bottom of the poster, creating a television logo/channel number to go along with the ‘weather forecast’ theme. You might consider using colored bulletin board paper scraps to create something similar.