One of the best parts of getting ready for a brand new school year is choosing your classroom decor! It is so fun to plan out how things will be laid out, what colors you will use, and what you want your students to feel when they come into your room.
Using your classroom decor to make your classroom a warm and welcome environment is especially important if you have younger students. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade kiddos are likely to be feeling extra nervous because school is so new. Many kindergarten students are experiencing school and being away from their parents for the first time. We want to make them feel welcome, excited, and comfortable with our classroom.
Here are some tips for decorating your classroom
- Plan it out early. Start thinking about what you want to do with your classroom in the summer. This gives you time to lay it out and find the supplies you need and have them ready when it is time to decorate.
- Pick a fun theme. Themed classroom decor is a fun way to make your class memorable and stand out to your students! You can do themes that are more specific like Under The Sea, Zoo Animals, and Rainbows. Or you can do a more simple theme like bright colors!
- Make it welcoming. A warm and inviting classroom can help ease those first day jitters. Your students will love coming to a room where they feel happy and comfortable all year long.
- Add to it as you go. It is great to use your wall space for fun decorations, but keep some spots bare. You can add to your classroom decor as the year goes on.
- Let your students help! This is a fun way to make the students feel more relaxed and like they had a part in their classroom decorations. Come up with some fun crafts that they can do that go along with the theme. When they are done, display it on your walls!
I created this fun Hawaiian Beach Themed Classroom Decor Bundle to help make your decor planning easier!
This editable decor bundle will bring a relaxing and calm feel to your class. This includes 6 resources using Hawaiian pictures and watercolors.
Included you’ll get:
- Welcome banners
- Tropical word wall
- Growth mindset posters
- Table numbers
- Center posters
- Hawaiian photo alphabet lines (in cursive and print)
- Name tags
- Editable classroom jobs
- Number posters
- Where Are We signs
- How I Get Home sign
- Calendar set with watercolors
- Editable Power Points
Do you have any tips for decorating your classroom? Share them in the comments below!
For other back to school tips, check out my post here.