Instagram Reading Bulletin Board

At the beginning of the semester, I decided that I needed a reading bulletin board to celebrate catching my students reading. I wanted to fill my room with positive images of students filling their hearts and their brains. The initial blank board looked like this:

Instagram Reading Bulletin Board (c) Kristen Dembroski

The hashtag at the top reads #wmsreads. Note: This was never posted on actual social media – this is for my classroom use only.

I added about 2 – 3 photos each week. The students REALLY looked forward to seeing their pictures appear on the wall! I began by catching candids, but after a while, students came up with their own ideas and asked to pose for pictures. By the end, students were taking their own pictures and submitting them to me for approval and printing.

All in all, it was a very fun activity, and it helped spread a positive message about reading being ‘cool’ 😉

Here is the final product. And wouldn’t you know, the very DAY that I finish the board, Instagram went and changed their logo on me? Oh well, I like this one and I will keep it up for a long time!

Instagram Reading Bulletin Board (c) Kristen Dembroski


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7 Comments on Instagram Reading Bulletin Board

  1. Britney
    June 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm (8 years ago)

    I love this idea and I’m hoping to use it this summer. How did you get the big logo?

    • kdembro
      June 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm (8 years ago)

      Fantastic! I hope you have a lot of fun with this activity this summer. I got the logo by searching google for a high-resolution Instagram logo, then I asked my district office to print it for me (they have a giant poster maker). I realize that’s a big luxury. If we didn’t have that option, I would have taken it to Kinko’s instead. Looking at the new logo, however, I’m wondering if that might actually be easier to make? Some large pink background paper, and white trim for the camera outline?

  2. KrystalSavage
    July 27, 2016 at 5:08 pm (7 years ago)

    how big of resolution does it need to be

  3. Dawn
    August 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I love this!! How big are the sheets of paper for the background and the pictures?

    • kdembro
      August 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm (7 years ago)

      The pictures were 7″x7″, and the paper was 8.5″ x 8.5″. I just used cardstock for the background and trimmed off the long side to make it a square. Hope that helps!

  4. Katya
    August 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm (6 years ago)

    How big is the instagram sign? Dimension for poster?


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