Have you noticed how many classrooms have trees?
Apples...trees...I guess they go together with school.
This picture is from Learning is an Adventure
from Debra White's classroom.
Check out my post from
There are more pictures of her classroom.
Debra's tree is painted on the wall.
If you don't want anything that permanent
you might want to take a look at
CTP's Apple Tree bulletin board.
I used the tree in a science class all year long.
We start in August when it is really sizzling here.
I bought two copies of a great book...
The Reasons for Seasons
by Gail Gibbons.
I love her non-fiction books.
I cut the books apart so that I could show both sides of the pages.
I posted on the bulletin board, the pages about summer.
I really should have bought another book and put it in the
science center so that the kids could read the entire book in order.
In September I added the basket
from the bulletin board set.
I put the apples on the tree and
in the basket.
In autumn I changed the border to leaves
and changed the green leaves to colored leaves of fall.
I added the pages for autumn from The Reasons for Seasons.
In winter I removed all the leaves and
put snowflakes in the air and on the ground.
I added the winter pages of the book to the bottom of the tree.
In spring, I went back to the beginning with the green leaves.
I added a spring border and a few flowers
around the pages from the book.
There you have one very versatile bulletin board.
Do the work once and you have the basics for the entire year.
Be sure to use fade less background paper
so the bulletin board will look fresh all year!