The first board that I changed out was a board with my students' A Day in the Life "photo journals" that they just completed. I cut up long sentence strips down to 7" long. I asked the kids to think about one activity that people would do during a day in colonial times.
They then wrote that activity on the sentence strip piece and colored around it, filling in the piece entirely. I stapled the pieces around the board and, viola, a new bulletin board border!
I have to tell you, in person, this looks awesome! It gives more information to the passerby detailing what it actually inside the work being displayed as well as gives a bit of "differentness" to the board itself. I am now in the process of doing this will all of my boards. I really, really love how it looks!
What is something you have done for the borders on your bulletin board that you love and would like to share?
(and I have to say, I am impressed with how short and sweet this post is! If you follow this blog, you know that short and sweet is NOT my thing ;) )