Nothing says, “Welcome to Our Class!” better than a fun and attractive bulletin board. Whether school starts in August or September, the ideas below can help you welcome your students in style. Try one out, take a picture, and share it with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram. We would love to see your back-to-school bulletin board!
Fun Back-to-School Bulletin Board Ideas for the Classroom
So Seuss Bulletin Board
Start the year off with an emphasis on reading by creating a Dr. Seuss themed bulletin board. Cover the board in plain white paper or fabric and edge it with a solid color or Dr. Seuss scalloped border. Colorful letters in red and white can be used to write out a welcome message and small Dr. Seuss-like hats with the students’ names on can be hang on the board. If you would like to make the bulletin board more reading specific, title it “Welcome Readers!” and use it in or near your classroom library.
Planting the Seeds Bulletin Board
Welcome students with a farm theme bulletin board that encourages them to learn and grow throughout the year. This versatile board can serve as not only a welcome board, but can be used to track student progress for special projects or in conjunction with behavior management. A plain tan background of paper can be bordered with a farm or plant theme edging. Draw a large farm field in the center and “plant” vegetables with your students’ names. “Come Grow With Us” is a perfect title for the board. If you are using it for tracking, let students add more vegetables with their names as they accomplish tasks. By the end of the month or semester, the field will be filled with fresh crops that are ready to harvest for the next month.
Up, Up, and Away! Bulletin Board
Take flight with a hot air balloon theme bulletin board. Using hot hair balloon templates, write students’ names on them and hang on a light blue background. A sky print fabric with clouds would also be a great backdrop. Use the bulletin board as a “getting-to-know-you” type board and have students write their goals for the year on the balloons. Use colorful letters to title the board, “Soar With Us!”
What are some of your favorite back-to-school bulletin boards for August and September? Share with us below or head on over to the Really Good Teachers forums and share your ideas!