Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I Painted My Bulletin Boards & File Updated!!!

I painted!

My sis and bro-in-law helped me prime the bulletin boards on Sunday.  First, we got everything taped off and used the old bulletin board paper to protect the white board...


Then we primed them all.  I bought 2 quarts of primer and that did two coats on all of my BBs.








Then today I went in and finished up.  I had 1 quart of the green and 1 quart of the blue.  I did two coats and each color was on 3 BBs.

Here's how it looked when I was done...
 




I love it!  It took me only about 2 hours today to do all the green and blue.  So that was my summer classroom project... now just to wait until the room has been cleaned so I can get back in and work some more!

I also did a MAJOR update to my companion to Ruth Stiles Gannett's My Father's Dragon.  If you had purchased this unit, please re-download it!  It went from 12 measly pages to 38 and it's SO much better now!  And if you don't know this book, you MUST read it!  My 2nd graders loved it every year and my 3rd graders did too!  It's such a good read!
Find it on TpT or Teacher's Notebook

27 comments:

  1. WOW! That looks lovely, Christina! I love the light green and blue. They match well. You guys did an awesome job. I'm sure it will look wonderful with the classroom all set up, too.

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten

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  2. Yay! We can't paint ours but that's ok because I love changing them ( not really. I'm lying to myself!)
    Rachel

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  3. The colors look wonderful! Great job!

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  4. I had no idea that you can paint bulletin boards. We aren't allowed to paint, but yours looks great. I now use the paper that doesn't fade so I keep it up over the summer.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

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  5. Love the bulletin boards!! I painted mine last year black and then use scrapbook paper the same green and blue you have as accent to make my posters pop.

    Heather
    The Busy Busy Hive

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  6. Christina, your boards look beautiful. I'm going with those same colors and it looks so calming! Can't wait to see more!

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  7. I love the colors! Your bulletin boards look great!

    Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

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  8. Hey Tina!! How are you doing? I am an english teacher from Brazil and I found many activities for my students...thank you so much1 god bless you and your classes...kisses, Rosana - Saint Scholastica School, Sorocaba, Brazil

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  9. I love your bulletin boards. They look amazing. I can't wait to see your room when it's ready for the new school year. I've been a follower of yours for a while, but just recently got more actively involved with blogging, I love your blog. Enjoy your summer!

    Stephanie
    PolkaDotPalace

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  10. They look great! I love the colors. I wonder if I'm allowed to paint my boards....

    Amy @ The Littlest Superheroes

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  11. I painted my bulletin boards last summer and I loved it. Not sure if I was allowed too or not. I just did it. I painted my pink and I used black borders around them and loved it. I moved schools for this next year so I am not sure what colors I want to paint them. My couch that I have in my classroom is pink with some pastel colors so I will probably use one of those colors off the couch. Anyway, loved looking at yours.
    Tammy

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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  12. LOVE it! Wish we were able to do that. It seems like it would be SO much easier than fighting with the paper all the time!

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  13. They look so great! I never thought to paint them before. Although, I'm not sure if we are allowed to. Love the colors!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  14. Love this...what a clever idea. Pinning it! :)

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  15. They turned out really nice! I love the colors. Could you possibly tell us what they were? I know you used Behr which I love.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  16. I just love how they turned out! I will definitely have to try this out when I have a classroom of my own!

    The Polished Teacher

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  17. Love the painted bulletin boards! Such a great idea! :)

    Jamie Rector at 2nd Grade Stuff

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  18. The colours and quality of your bulletin boards looks amazing! You're very lucky to have such great group desks and lots of space in your room! :)

    Liz - BaysideMathTeacher

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  19. Love the paint! What a difference it makes-paint store, here I come!
    Allison's Speech Peeps

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  20. Wow! That would save so much time. I am thinking about painting it first and then share afterwards so I can plead ignorance if we're not not supposed to.

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  22. Love your colors! They match my room perfectly! Can you share the paint brand, type, and colors?

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    1. Hi Linda- I bought a quart of flat Bher paint in Mint Majesty and one in Tart Apple. :)

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  23. What a smart idea! Thank you for sharing how you did it, too! I think I just added it to my summer to do list :)
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  24. What type of paint did you use>

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  25. What type of paint did you use?

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