I like for the children to be able to see that their classroom is designed by them with them in mind. One of the ways that the children help to create their learning environment is by having them make all the bulletin board boarders. Here is what they came up with for November.
We placed out precut white strips of construction paper. Next the children decided what containers of collage materials that they wanted set out on the table to create the boards with. All we did was provide the materials the children did the rest. They enjoy the process so much that most children make two to three boarder strips. So next time when you have the impulse to purchase those cute boards from the store stop yourself and let the children create the most amazing boards for you.