School Classroom Decorating Ideas
Need some pizazz for your classroom? Below are a few decorating ideas to turn your average classroom into an exciting and fun room for your students to learn!
Classroom Bulletin Boards
Bulletin Boards are the focal point in your classroom. Give your bulletin boards some pizzaz this year by following a few simple guidelines:
1. Plan ahead - Don't wait until the night before to throw something together! Make a plan for your bulletin board for the entire school year. Order any supplies you will need a month in advance.
2. Update Often - To keep students interested, change your bulletin board about once a month.
3. Coordinate Classroom Themes. - Create bulletin boards that coordinate with a subject your students are studing, upcoming holiday or current season. (Oceans, Christmas, Winter)
4. Keep Records - If your bulletin board was a success, keep a record or take a picture of the bulletin board. Next year, you can use the same idea!
Spring Bulletin Board Ideas
||Bulletin Boards: Spring
By Carolyn Jensen / Rainbow Publishers
Bring the signs of new life--both spiritual and earthly--into your classroom, Sunday School room, or even your home with this collection of bulletin board reproducibles. Borders, lettering, backgrounds, instructions, teaching tips and suggested memory verses are included. 13 different bulletin boards for spring, Easter, Mother's Day and more are included. 63 reproducible pages, softcover.
We have many more Bulletin Board books, cut-outs, and decorations:
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Educational & Motivational Classroom Posters
Decorate to Educate!
Raise Funds for your Classroom by Recycling
Classroom Theme Decorations
Farm, Jungle, Ocean, Western...
Create a theme for your classroom that relates to a class subject, season or holiday. Coordinate this theme with the bulletin board and reading area. Have activities, crafts and books for students that relate to that theme. A few popular classroom themes are: Back to School, Jungle, Ocean, Western, Farm, Patriotic, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Decorate with scene setters, inflatables and posters.
Down on the Farm! Your little farmers will love hiding in the corrugated barn shown here that is just their size! The barn is printed on all 4 sides, easy to assemble, and can be personalized with your message. Also available are a pig, cow, and tractor. Make your classroom into a real barnyard!
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PRINTABLE MATH GAMES
These games are a great resource for your Math Center. The Printable Math Games Package includes 4 books, plus 4 free bonus books. In each ebook there is a variety of kids math games (multiplication games, bingo games, number games) and fun math activities geared to ages 5 - 11. in the form of electronic books (e-books) that are downloaded to your computer and printed out whenever you need them. Make Math FUN to learn for your students!
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Create an Art Center in one corner of your classroom. Feature a different artist each month. Display posters or artwork by that artist and a short written biography.
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Create a Reading Center by making a hut or loft in one corner of your classroom. If that's not possible, just set aside a specific section of the room for a reading center. Create a theme for the center. (for example jungle, beach, under the sea) Theme scene setters and posters are great for decorating sections of your room into a specific theme. They are very inexpensive and easy to put up. Change the theme often...coordinate with other classroom themes or a holiday. Have books available that are related to the theme of the center.
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Ideas by the Month
||It Happens in the Month of September
By Ellen Jackson / Charlesbridge Publishing
The first chill of autumn touches the air, animals store up food for the winter, and people celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Did you know that the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England on September 16, 1620? Or that Johnny Appleseed was born on September 26, 1774? Readers who were born in September will delight in discovering which birthstone, flower and zodiac constellatin are their special symbols.
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Back to School Activities
||September Activities, Grades 3-6
By Rebecca Stark / Educational Impressions
Monthly activities to take you from the first day of school to the last. Each book is filled with reproducible mini-units, literature units, mind-stretching interdisciplinary activities, clip art, and ideas to motivate students and help develop critical and creative thinking. Also included in each book is a "Not Just For Starters" section with an activity for every day of the month. Grades 3-6.
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