Interactive Bulletin Boards

Sorting Leaves

This is a great activity for students learning about classification. You will need to make a simple classification kit of leaves having several varying attributes. You may choose to have 4 different shapes of leaves, 3 different colors, and with/without stems. So in this scenario, there would be a total of 24 leaves. You can simply make these out of construction paper using a stencil or template that you create. Laminate them for continued use. On the board create a large Venn diagram using 2 large circles, overlapping slightly. You will also need to make 2 sets of word cards for each attribute. Place each set in a pouch above a circle. Students can rotate through these cards when they use the bulletin board in order to sort for different attributes. You will need to place Velcro stripping on the board (some in each circle, some in the "both" area, and some outside of the circles in the "none" area), as well as on the backs of the leaves. Then your students can sort the leaves over and over again in different ways. They will have so much fun and they will learn about classifying.

More Interactive Bulletin Boards Ideas

Turkey Probability
Learning Another Language
Foods of the World
Parts of a Sentence
Time Zones
Who’s Who
Millennium Around the World
Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin
Labeling Cells
Match the Picture to the Word
Axis & Allies
Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical
Graphing Names
Group Story-Making
The Human Body
Long Division
Weights and Balances
Cool School Sites
Art Styles
Age of Exploration Timeline
Immigration to America
How do you like your eggs?
Instant Messaging
Fairytale Map
FLU Chart
Secret Message
Telling Time
Icebreaker Puzzle
Where in the World?
President Matching
Fruit or Vegetable
Flags of The World
Flags of the Olympics
Who’s Who in the Age of Exploration?
Animal Classification
Crossword Puzzle
World Landmarks
Name Those Bones
Musical Notes
Show and Know Your Fractions
Who’s Who?
Classification Train
Sorting Leaves
Name that Sport
Habitat Connection
Show Me The Money
Valentine’s Scramble