I have a bulletin board idea I've used for several years. I use dark blue fabric with stars on it (Wal-mart $3.96/yard). It looks like outer space. In the corner of my board I cut a large quarter circle that I drew to look like the earth. On an angle pointing away from the 'Earth' I put a large rocket cut out of brown construction paper with my name on it. I use smaller rocket shapes with each child's name on it to go around my rocket and placed them to look like they had also blasted off behind me. The bulletin board caption reads "Mrs. Turman's class is blasting off into learning!" I laminated each of the rockets and use them over again each year. The children love seeing their names already up before they come to school and I like having a board already waiting for next year. I also 'borrow' back the fabric when it is time to do our space unit. Using fabric for a background is great because it doesn't fade.