Student Generated Alphabet Bulletin Board

Hello! I'm linking up with Schroeder Shenanigans and Lucky Little Learners to talk to you about Bulletin Boards! I'm sure many of you are busy working away on creating beautiful bulletin boards to welcome your students back to school.
I spent the last three years in a Dual Language Classroom.  My district follows the Gomez and Gomez model for dual language which has many "classroom environment" requirements.  One of those requirements was having a Student Generated Alphabet.  A Student Generated Alphabet (SGA) is basically alphabet cards that the students illustrate and come up with the words.  

English and Spanish Bundle

I like my bulletin boards to be interactive and easy to use.  One of the ways I make the SGA easy to use is I've made alphabet template cards. 

The templates are set-up to have the perfect space for a 4x6 index card!  I cut out the templates, laminate them so they last years, and then make a little slit at the top.  I place a paperclip in the slit and then put the cards on my bulletin board.  It makes the frequent changing of cards QUICK and EASY! You just change the index card and not the template. 

Cut a little slit.

Put in a paper clip.

Place your index card under the paper clip.
I'm moving schools and have not been able to enter my new classroom yet, so I don't have any finished pictures.  I will add a picture as soon as I get this up at my new school.  

In the past, this set up has made it possible to change our alphabet cards with different units.  My students loved to see their artwork and vocabulary on the bulletin boards!  

This idea by no means has to be for Dual Language classrooms only!  I will not be teaching Dual Language this year but plan on putting up a Student Generated Alphabet bulletin board.  

You can check out the templates in my TpT store.  I have an English set, Spanish set, and a bundle of both.  Click on the links to take you there!

If you would like to see other awesome bulletin board ideas, check out the #2getherwearebetter linky party at Schroeder Shenanigans or Lucky Little Learners.


  1. Love the student generated alphabet!! I can imagine that they reference it a lot more since they had a part in creating it. Looks great!

    The Cutesy Teacher

    1. Thanks Bonnie! They really do reference the SGA often!

  2. That's so cute! I neve would have thought of making a slit for the paperclip! Thanks for sharing this fun tip!!

    The Whimsical Teacher

    1. Thanks! That little paper clip works great for calendars!


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