I haven't done a bulletin board post in ages, so this one goes out to all my teachers!The children wrote and illustrated their similes on paper plate books. I decided to use a picnic theme, using red-checkered fabric as the tablecloth, black border, and adhesive letters. The hands, made from construction paper, were added for a fun effect.
I wanted my kids to practice creating similes in a fun way. After a quick on-line search, these paper plate books caught my eye (the site escapes me now). The idea is pretty simple: have the kids write out their similes around the plate's perimeter, illustrate the simile, punch holes through all the paper plates and tie with yarn. Pretty easy right, and so much fun for the students!