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Our Hopes and Wishes - Bulletin Board Display

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Grades: PK - 6

Create a bulletin board display to highlight students’ hopes and wishes for the year ahead.

We Hope Your Year Is Excellent! 

Build a back-to-school or New Year’s classroom display that supports your students’ individual hopes and wishes, or those of your whole class.

This bulletin board kit includes:

  • “Our Hopes and Wishes” display banner
  • large jar template
  • 2 half-page jar templates

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How Print Your Customizable Classroom Banner

To ensure that this resource is printed properly, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the downloaded PDF file in Adobe Reader.
  2. Click on the Printer icon to bring up the print dialogue box.
  3. Click on the Poster option under the section titled Page Sizing & Handling.
  4. Adjust the Tile Scale until you have the desired layout displayed in the preview section.
  5. Click Print.

The banner will print on 4 single pages. Line up the pages and tape them together along the seam in the back to create your banner.

Alternatively, click on the blue customize button above to add custom text to your banner. Then, print as described above.

How to Set Up Your Hopes & Dreams Bulletin Board

Give each student a jar template to record their hopes and dreams for the upcoming new year or new school year. For younger students, they may need to draw their hopes for the upcoming year. Have your students include their names somewhere on the jar and cut them out. Attach each jar to the bulletin board, letting everyone know what their hopes for the new year are!

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the black and white or color PDF.

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