Fall is here! Already it seems as though the year is moving at light speed.
For many of us, whether we’re classroom teachers or homeschoolers or parent volunteers, now is a great time to put up some rockstar fall classroom décor. And the quicker and easier the décor, the better.
We need quick. We’re all busy. No matter what we’re doing, if we’re working with kids, we’re busy.
And though teachers will absolutely flip for this stuff, so, too, will parents.
Because not only are we talking about awesome decorations to brighten children’s classrooms, but we’re also talking awesome supplies for PTA boards, media centers, homework areas–you name it.
I’m really excited about it, so I’m giving one biggie classroom holiday décor gift set away. It comes with décor for all seasons and then some. Woot.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Fall Classroom Décor–Quick and Easy for Teachers and Parents:
The coolest thing about any kind of classroom decorating is that kids–whether they’re your own children or whether they’re your students–love to help. So my suggestion is to put them to work.
And though there are a million and one ways to decorate a bulletin board, the sets I found are pretty fool-proof. You don’t need a whole lot of ‘extras’ to make the board pop–and that’s a good thing.
Though I am not currently in the classroom, my husband is the principal of a local elementary school, so between our own kids’ school and his, we have dozens of classrooms at our fingertips.
When I first thought about a teacher to whom I could lend my classroom decorating services, I knew exactly who I’d help: a busy mom of three who just got back into the classroom.
She was totally game.
So Maddy, Owen, Cora, and I got to work one day last weekend to ‘spruce up’ her room a bit just in time to celebrate the fall season.
We used a handful of the fall decorations, four pieces of construction paper, a little tissue paper and curling ribbon to make it pop, and that’s it. Voila.
- yellow letter cut-outs
- Carson-Dellosa leaves
- black letter cut-outs
- Carson-Dellosa pumpkins
- Carson Dellosa holiday moose (SO cute!)
- Scholastic Teachers pumpkin puzzle
- Carson Dellosa 3D fall border
- green tissue paper
- light green construction paper
Because this is a math classroom, I knew I wanted the boards to focus on math. I also knew that because the classroom is for third and forth grader math students, I wanted to make sure we had a welcoming area complete with student names for both grades.
We used some fall leaf cut-outs and pumpkin cut-outs for student names. Quick, easy. Super cute.
Elementary schoolers aren’t always used to ‘traveling’ from classroom to classroom, so it’s a pretty big deal when they do.
Three-dimensional fall borders that seem to come to life with textured pop-outs. So cool.
And this little holiday moose? All you need to do is change its antlers each season, and you have a decoration that kids will love.
This fall pumpkin puzzle bulletin board set can be used in a dozen different ways. Each of the puzzle pieces is sturdy and laminated, so you can write on them with dry-erase markers–and it wipes off easily.
And it comes with ‘We all fit together‘ mini-poster, a second poster, and a handful of smaller pumpkins.
We contemplated writing student names on the pieces, but we settled on writing math problems. That way, while students walk through the hallway to their math classroom, they can get their brains moving and start getting in the math-mindset!
Really, though, you could use the fall pumpkin puzzle for anything: student birthdays, teachers, alphabet letters, you name it.
The classroom. Looks. AWE-some.
And it only took us about an hour or so–from start to finish–to get the job done.
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These are adorable!
I always wonder about how hard teachers work to decorate their classrooms. This makes is so easy.
Katie @ Preschool Inspirations
I would love this for my classroom :).
I would love to take it to my son’s kindergarten teacher! She’s wonderful!
I would definitely keep it and use it for my first grade classroom!
I think I would keep some of the ‘older’ décor for my high school bulletin board, and share the rest with my son’s 2nd grade teacher. I’m loving the pumpkin puzzle!
I’d keep it and share with my team!
I would donate it to our school
I would give this to my sister who is a teacher!
I would share these with other teachers
These would work great for my classroom
I’d share it with other teachers
I would share it with other teachers that had a use for it.
would donate it to school I volt aat
Alyssa @ Arts and Crackers
I would probably donate it to the school my son will be attending next year!
Those write on – wipe off pumpkins are sooo cool!
I would keep some and share some. 🙂
I would give them to my Mother-in-law. She is a special ed teacher.
Theresa (Capri + 3)
How fun! I would keep some parts and share some.
Give it to my favorite teacher!
These would be awesome for our after-school space! My husband and I are starting a free program for families in need, and we can use all the help we can get to make the place look festive and fun! Thanks for this chance to win. 🙂
I would love this for my math classroom!
I will definitely share it with all the teachers I can
I absolutely love these and will use them a lot
I will do both, I am a preschool teacher at a Head Start. So, I will use it, plus divide it up between my classroom and the teachers that I work with. This is an amazing opportunity, thank you so much!
I would definitely keep it. I have been working on a classroom makeover and can use lots of help and inspiration!
I will definitely put this to very good use. love your program to help teachers
I would use it.
I think I will keep part of it, but also share with my niece who is a first year teacher.