I love this bulletin board because it keeps up with current issues. We could tap into other news in foreign countries to keep students' knowledge up to date.
April is national poetry month and to celebrate, consider spicing up your writing center or classroom library with this cute “poet-tree” from the librarians of Algona-Pacific Library in Washington. While the original board depicted an orchard tree and apples scripted with famous poets, you can certainly tweak the board to fit your classroom needs. Here are a few ideas: Create a “blossoming” spring tree, trading the apples for flower cutouts. Have students pick and write their favorite poem onto the cutouts. Invite students to write their own spring poem, scripting it onto a cutout.