I did my classroom bulletin board yesterday. I had been putting it off, I think, because once I’ve done the bulletin board, school starts. I was in denial. But I have at least been doing other smaller jobs this past week, so that’s good. Now that I’ve done the bulletin board, I have to do the harder stuff.
Our school’s verse for the year is the verse that was chosen for National Lutheran Schools Week – John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” I used a technique from a previous bulletin board – I photocopied kids’ faces from a past yearbook, and used them as part of the design.
My imagery mixes the metaphors a little. In this design, the kids are the fruit instead of the branches. I don’t think it completely confuses the message though. And the kids will have fun finding themselves in the grapes.