In the days before school began one August, I carefully placed piece after piece of paper on the large bulletin board in my classroom. It was one of three boards that would welcome my students back to school. I am not a very artistic or crafty person, so finding and implementing creative ideas for bulletin boards and my classroom door was always a challenge for me. Since I worked at a Christian school, we dedicated one of our boards to a biblical concept. I wanted my board to be more than just a Bible verse slapped on to meet the biblical criteria, though. I wanted it to be relatable to my students in some way.
The store-bought, treasure-chest-themed bulletin board packet fit nicely with the Bible verse I chose:
“For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it” (Proverbs 8:11 KJV).
Glittering paper rubies, emeralds, and other precious jewels spilled out of the treasure chest to draw the students’ attention to the verse on the board. Most of my students were familiar with the verse. Part of our Bible curriculum was verse memorization, and these kids had memorized some great (and long) verses. While we teachers were very proud of our students’ accomplishments in memorization, we were more concerned about the meanings of the verses penetrating their hearts.
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