Bulletin board mirrors for classrooms should be made of a non-glass material like plastic. Adhesive plastic mirrors come in sheets or tiles. The sticky mirror tiles are pre-cut and easier to work with for bulletin boards. These mirrors are used for ‘meet the person’ bulletin boards, ‘mirror mirror on the wall’ bulletin boards, ‘you are’ bulletin boards, affirmation stations, and “look who’s” bulletin boards. They can be stuck onto your cinder block classroom walls or on your bulletin boards.
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tips for using mirrors on bulletin boards
Use non glass mirror tiles: These self adhesive mirror sheets are actually quite clear and are the same size.
Use mirrors of different shapes: There are sticky mirror tiles with assorted shapes. The ‘mirror mirror on the wall’ bulletin board above has square and rectangle mirrors. They can also be cut into circles with a scissors.
Use hand mirrors: Hand mirrors are actually used a lot but unfortunately, they are glass. Please make sure they are always stuck firmly to your bulletin board. These mirrors are sold in bulk and you can choose the colors or have them assorted.
Keep it simple with one mirror only: With this type of bulletin board, the focus is on the whole person and what they can do (a general goal). You only need one mirror for this. Start your words with ‘Here’s someone who…’ or ‘Look who is…’.
Make the mirror a part of a word: In this bulletin board, the mirror represents the ‘O’ in ‘YOU’. Just be sure to make the other letters the same size as the mirror for them to blend together.
Classroom Mirror for Positive Affirmations: You can use a larger body mirror in your classroom surrounded with positive descriptions and lights. This one above says ‘You are around it and say brave, strong honest, loved, helpful, enough, funny, the best, lovely, and rare.
Making bulletin boards is fun, you just have to plan them out first and have the materials to create them. Use this exterior wall mounting tape (Scotch Brand) to stick your mirrors to your bulletin boards. It is the strongest double sided mounting tape out there and I’ve always used it.
Make Theme Based Bulletin Boards with Bulletin Board Mirrors for Classrooms
Change up the words to match your theme: Instead for using ‘Meet the Person Who’ use the word ‘wizard’, ‘Jedi’ or ‘hero’, depending on your classroom theme.
Bulletin Board Mirror Safety Tips
For mirror safety, there are things you can do to help prevent your mirrors from cracking or breaking if they fall. The most important thing is to place a wall shelf immediately under your bulletin board so that your mirror rests on the shelf. If your mirror is on a magnetic whiteboard, cover the back of it in adhesive magnetic tape and place it in a magnetic storage rack so that it is supported from below and the back. Another tip is to cover the back of your mirror glass with a strong tape like duct tape to reduce multiple cracking if it breaks. These tips are explained in more detail in this post.
More Examples of ‘Meet the Person who’ Bulletin Boards with Mirrors
This bulletin board reads ‘Meet the person resposible for your success, actions, words, and choices. The teacher used these shatterproof mirrors under each heading. She said that she chose this brand because they are safe for her students, and affordable for her.
More ideas about bulletin board mirrors for classrooms will be added as I find them. Have you discovered a unique way to display mirror bulletin boards? If you have, please share about it in the comments. Teachers are the ones who innovate and think up the most creative ideas for their classrooms.