It's no joke that a teacher's work is never done. I'm positive that I could double my time at school and still not catch up, which is why I'm excited to join several other upper elementary bloggers to share some of our simple, time-saving tips.
Just in case I'm not the only person in the world who was not aware of a little bulletin board trick, I want to share with you a way to make creating bulletin boards a little more painless. It's pretty obvious, and I have no idea why it took me YEARS to learn-use push pins, rather than staples! For those of you who are thinking, "I've been doing this since I started teaching," consider yourself lucky. I cannot count the number of times I've taken boards down because all of my letters didn't fit, things weren't centered, there was a big blank spot, or pretty much anything-you know how it goes. Using push pins makes it so much easier to move things around without pulling out stapes and eventually tearing your background paper or item that you're pinning. You can see below how I have push pins in all of the numbers, because setting that up was insane! Once you're finished, you can replace the pushpin with a staple to keep everything hidden.
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