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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!
School Bulletin Board Ideas
||Carson-Dellosa's Best Bulletin Board Book Ever
By Carson-Dellosa / Carson-dellosa Publishing Llc
Best Bulletin Board Book Ever for grades K-5 includes instructions and patterns for 94 Seasonal and Year-round Bulletin Boards! Seasons Holidays Anytime
Softcover, 128 pages, Reproducible for classroom or home.
Please note: Colors are only approximate and will vary with the settings of your monitor.
We have many more Bulletin Board books, cut-outs, and decorations:
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Educational & Motivational Classroom Posters
Decorate to Educate!
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: 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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How to Make a Polar Bear Habitat (Pre-K Activity) >>
Ideas by the Month
||December Monthly Idea Book: Ready-to-Use Templates, Activities, Management Tools, and More-for Every Day of the Month
By Karen Sevaly / Scholastic Teaching
Celebrate each month! Filled with dozens of seasonal ideas and templates, this book has been revised and updated to meet the Common Core State Standards for Reading. Props, booklets, games & puzzles, activity sheets, projects and other fun reproducibles are included to help you teach topics related to December. A calendar grid is also included for you to keep track of classroom events, as well as list of celebrations in the month. This December Monthly Idea Book provides activities and decorations for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the winter season. 144 classroom reproducible pages, softcover. Answer key included. Grades Preschool-3rd Grade.
||January Monthly Idea Book: Ready-to-Use Templates, Activities, Management Tools, and More - for Every Day of the Month
By Karen Sevaly / Scholastic Teaching
Celebrate each month! Filled with dozens of seasonal ideas and templates, this book has been revised and updated to meet the Common Core State Standards for Reading. Props, booklets, games & puzzles, activity sheets, projects and other fun reproducibles are included to help you teach topics related to January. A calendar grid is also included for you to keep track of classroom events, as well as list of celebrations in the month. This January Monthly Idea Book provides activities and decorations for the winter season, Chinese New Year, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Day, Artic, and Antarctic. 144 classroom reproducible pages, softcover. Answer key included. Grades Preschool-3rd Grade.
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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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