February English Board

This board includes a holdiay calendar with explanations in Japanese, a news story, a survey, a song of the month, trivia/fun facts, miscelaneous graphic designs, and 'would you rather' questions.

These ideas and designs were heavily influenced by the awesome English boards made by ch_armander so please go look there for inspiration!

There are pdf versions of everything linked below. One is meant to be printed on A4 and the other on A3, I designed them to be printed in color but it could work in black and white too :)

This month’s board contains the following:

First: this cute news story from Breaking News English. I included emojis to loosely indicate the meaning of words that may be difficult or just catch students' attention as they walk by.

Second: A big holiday calendar for the month which is split across two A3 pages. Note that I'm from the States so a lot of the holidays included are the ones I was familiar with and could speak to accurately. There is a separate page meant to be printed on A4 with descriptions of each holiday with kanji for difficult and unfamiliar words which has all been checked by a native speaker

Third: A fun trivia page with a bit of history about the etymology of the word February as well as details about the zodiacs and birthstones that fall within the month.

Fourth: A document is a cute survey for the kids to choose between puppies and kittens, I pinned some stickers up next to the page on the board and the kids vote by placing them.

Fifth: Song of the month which focuses on love and levity for Valentine’s day. The Spotify code at the bottom is scannable and will play automatically.

Sixth: there is a page of cute designs ( from PicMonkey) to cut out and fill dead space with.

Last: I have a whiteboard with a marker attached to the larger English board and every time I'm at that school I switch out the questions to keep the kids engaged week to week. I'll put the questions I have planned for February below. This is also a good opportunity to teach the kids how to use tally marks since they sometimes default to writing 正.

Would you rather questions: x8
Would you rather kiss a frog or kiss godzilla?
Would you rather never eat chocolate again or never eat candy again?
Would you rather have purple eyes or have pink eyes?
Would you rather eat super sour candy or eat super bitter chocolate?
Would you rather visit Paris, France or visit Venice, Italy?
Would you rather meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse or meet Belle and the Beast?
Would you rather get 100 roses or get 100 pieces of chocolate?
Would you rather have a very high voice or have a very low voice?

If you have questions, find mistakes, or would like access to raw copies of anything please let me know!


Small files
  • 2-24 English board- A3 documents.pdf (255 KB)
  • 2-24 English board- Final result.jpg (481 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • 2-24 English board- A4 documents.pdf (9.55 MB)
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    Submitted by crspence17 February 2, 2024 Estimated time: ~30 min assembly

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