I did it! I did it!
My first bulletin board is completed! (Well…almost–there’s a confession down below!) I used a back-to-school Twister theme I found on Pinterest as inspiration and then modified to make it library-centric.
- Twister set
- 24 book cover images about 6 inches tall
- packing tape
I located the books I wanted to display on my Twister mat. I chose 6 books or series in four categories: graphic novels, magazines, popular series, and nonfiction.
I do not have a color printer so I took my file to Office Depot to have the images printed. Two book covers fit on a page so for less than $8 I got fabulous images. I also purchased a new Twister set because I was too lazy to search yard sales, thrift stores, etc.
Then I modified the Twister spinner so that each corner listed the genre I had displayed and I taped a colored panel on top of the colored dots in each quadrant. I want kids to be able to spin the spinner on the bulletin board. I couldn’t leave out one of the best parts of the game! Where will the spinner land?
Finally, I got my text chosen out and……..our cutter machine at school died. I didn’t do it! (Girl Scout Promise!) I have cut out so much already in the last two weeks that I refuse to do this bit. So I’m waiting. I have 6 days before it HAS to be done. So the photo below is photo-shopped. That’s my big confession. I’ll update when I get the real picture, but I just couldn’t wait!
I’m very pleased with the results! I am really glad that I didn’t ‘fake’ the Twister mat because it will be really easy to fold back up and store. Maybe the tape will peel off easily so I can reuse it? I can also easily transport it into a wall I have in the library, add call numbers, and leave it up for a while for students to use as a reference in the library.