My Last Bulletin Boards for the Semester!

IMG_2525 2I had so much fun making this bulletin board. Here’s what I did:

  • I cut out red, orange, yellow and pink strips of paper to put on top of the light blue paper to create a sunset. These strips were usually wavy and came to a point at the end.
  • I used an Ellison machine to cut out the dark blue waves and brown boarders.
  • I cut out the boat from construction paper.
  • Then, I used metallic markers and a light blue pen to add detail to the boat.
  • The green sticky notes all say different things that someone could be doing between now and summer, and people can move tacks to whatever option applies to them.

When it was only the random strips of paper, I wasn’t so sure if it was going to work out. I kept working and it turned out pretty awesome. I’m really proud of this board.

IMG_2625I thought this board would be funny. If you have seen “We are the Millers” you’ll understand the reference. This board was basically to show that you should be careful of what you say on the internet and that your words can never truly be deleted.


I’m finally to the point where I make up my bulletin boards completely on my own. Before, I would use inspiration from others and then add my own touches. I’m so happy I came up with these ideas without an inspiration!

If your an RA, what is your favorite board you’ve ever made?

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Moo-ving into March

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Here is my RA board for March! I thought I would post the tips that are on it to this post so it can help you too! For those of you who are in college (or maybe not)…

We’re just about half-way through the semester. You’re probably beginning to feel that mid-semester slump. Here are some ways to fight it!

  1. Make a scheduled time to go to the library. If you have a scheduled time, you are more likely to fit homework time into your schedule! You could also get a homework buddy. That way you won’t blow the homework off because you don’t want to blow off your friend!
  2. Take some time for yourself. You live where you go to school so sometimes it can be hard to escape homework and school responsibilities. Go hiking, go to a poetry slam, take a trip home, go for a run, etc.
  3. SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP! By getting more sleep you will be more motivated during the day to get things done.
  4. Reward yourself. Work in intervals. Do a half hour of work and do fifteen minutes of something you enjoy.
  5. Make a calendar that counts down the days until Spring Break. You may feel more motivated just by knowing Spring Break is so close! After Spring Break you can be more motivated knowing you just had a well deserved break and that before you know it, the semester will be over!
  6. Work out! Working out will released endorphins and give you more energy.

How do you fight the mid-semester slump?