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Hi teaching friends!  Needing a new idea for a measurement lesson?  How about a new spring bulletin board?  Perhaps something that combines them both?  Score!

I am definitely one for working smarter and not harder. As I was contemplating what I would put up for the April classroom bulletin board, I realized that I could actually use it for double duty!

How about a bulletin board display that also encouraged learning – and not just a place to hang student work or place my cute umbrella border?  {It really is a cute border, I know.}  But I really wanted something that wasn’t just taking up space to take it up.  Classroom walls come at a premium for most teachers already.

So I sat down and created something that you could use for curriculum AND it has the added bonus of making a fun-to-look-at classroom decor spring display.  Even if you don’t have a dedicated bulletin board in the classroom, I have a workaround for that too with the portable board idea below.  Keep reading!

## Measurement Bulletin Board Idea

Hopefully the spring thaw is on its way and to get you in the mood, I wanted to stop by and mention my  interactive bulletin board:  April Showers Measurement!

Need something cute for spring, yet also a learning experience for your K/1 students?  This interactive bulletin is just what you were looking for!  It has everything included and is specifically used to target the following Common Core State Standards:

• K.MD.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
• K.MD.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
• 1.MD.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
• 1.MD.2  Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Of course, you can always re-create what you see below on your own no problem!  If you want to save yourself time and energy though, feel free to keep reading more about what I have listed for you.

• Bulletin board borders
• Week and Day Labels
• Envelope Labels for the Student Answer Sheets

## Portable Bulletin Board Solution

I mentioned earlier that I had a solution for those who don’t have a permanent bulletin board in the classroom to use for this project and it’s so simple, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it before.

### You might want to check out:

Need some new ideas for hosting successful classroom celebrations?  This 387 page digital book has you covered!

Includes 61 ad-free articles from Organized Classroom, including holidays such as:

• Groundhog Day
• Winter
• Black History
• Valentines Day
• St. Patricks Day
• Earth Day
• Spring
• Mothers Day
• Memorial Day
• Summer
• Independence Day
• Fall
• Halloween
• Thanksgiving
• Christmas

…and even more, such as a section for student birthday suggestions and indoor recess ideas for when the season turns cold!

Includes 48 additional freebie files!  No need to enter in an email address for each one separately – just click and go!

See it HERE.

I used one in my example pictures above in fact.

They come in tons of different colors, they can sit atop an extra table or along the window shelf, and you can easily fold them up and lean it against a wall to stash it if more room is needed.

Use sticky tack and command hooks to add your elements to the board (or even small thumbtacks) and the board itself can be reused throughout the entire school year.  Pretty sweet, right?

This bulletin board set pretty much has everything already ready for you – and I adore the umbrellas and galoshes!  There are seriously so cute to look at throughout the day.  🙂

Again, if you want to create your own version, I always encourage you to feel free to do so if it saves you some pennies in the classroom.

But, if you prefer to save that time and spend it with your family instead, I have done the hard work already for you.  What a fun bulletin board to have up when your students return from their holiday weekend if you have a later Spring Break than most.

Here’s to thinking spring!

~Charity

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