I went in and did a little decorating today and thought I'd share a quick tip I use in my decorating. I have always lived by the adage of "measure twice, cut once" (even if I'm not a carpenter). I have always created bulletin board space where I do not have a designated bulletin board. I just find a nice piece of wall, gather some butcher paper and borders, my handy stapler, scissors, and some masking tape and I'm ready to go!
I often make large impromptu bulletin boards and have had many run ins with slanted and wonky bulletin boards. Instead of putting these up and then having to take them right back down, I came up with this handy method. I usually line up my bottom layer with the base board in my classroom. To attach the second piece (on top), I lay the roll of butcher paper on the ground and attache 3-4 rolled pieces of masking tape to the back.
That's what it looked like laid out on my floor and there's a close up of the masking tape if you've never rolled masking tape (doubtful!). After this I picked up the butcher paper and climbed up my step stool and adhered the masking tape to the wall. I then climbed down and took a peek at what I had put up on the wall.
And viola! It is finished. Now I just need to add my daily schedules and I'm thinking about adding an objective to the wall as well so visitors will understand why it is there.
Hope my quick tip was worthwhile and I hope you're getting ready for your new school year too!