101 Back-to-School Bulletin Board Ideas From Creative Teachers

Welcome them to your classroom in style!

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Ready to deck the (school) halls and welcome everyone to your classroom? These back-to-school bulletin board ideas are exactly what you need, including displays created by teachers on the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE Facebook group. There’s something here to match every teacher personality, and lots of them are easy enough for anyone to do. Make this your best back to school ever!

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1. Peek-a-Boo!

Post a pic of each student under a flap with their name on it to help students learn their classmates’ names and faces. This is geared toward younger kids but could be tweaked for older students too.

2. Bienvenidos

A cloud in the corner of a bulletin board has a smiley face on it. Flowers decorate the bottom of the bulletin board. A sun is in the right hand corner with a spanish and english name written on each ray.
Nelcy via We Are Teachers

We absolutely adore this cute idea for a Spanish teacher’s classroom. Create this bright and happy bulletin board using little more than some cardstock and your imagination. The best part? We definitely think it’s the sun’s rays with each of the students Spanish and English names on them.

3. Smart Cookies

A bulletin board has cookie monster in the middle. there are cookies throughout with students names on it.
Rhonda Vogt via We Are Teachers
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This adorable bulletin board is the perfect way to welcome very young students, like pre-k or kindergarten, back to school with a friendly and silly face – Cookie Monster! Use a variety of cookie types for each of the students’ names.

4. Love Languages

A black bulletin board says You Are Loved. It has the different love languages beneath it and photos of the students underneath the one that applies to them.
Brooke Blake via We Are Teachers

This is a great way to welcome upper elementary school students all the way through high school students back to school. Let them know they are loved right off the bat while also giving them agency to decide which love language best applies to them!

5. Retro Gameplay

A bulletin board is designed to look like a Pac-Man screen. Letters read Welcome to the First Grade.
Shuwanna via We Are Teachers

Even if students don’t recognize Pac-Man, teachers will certainly appreciate the nostalgia.

6. A Good Message

A simple bulletin board above a row of lockers asks if you have a problem with your life and then a pathway for yes and no questions.
Tim Krecsmar via We Are Teachers

This concept is so simple yet it conveys an important message to students. We love the idea of welcoming middle or high school students back to school with a reminder that things are going to be okay.

7. News Center

A pineapple says News. It has some newsletters and a calendar.
Brittany Gonzales via We Are Teachers

Setup a news bulletin board right from the beginning of school so students know exactly where to turn for updates. It’s also convenient for those days when parents visit your classroom.

8. Look Who’s Poppin’

A bulletin board says We Are Popping Into Second Grade. Popcorn kernels have students' names on them.
Sarah Arney, grade 2 teacher via We Are Teachers

Pop into the school year with this delicious-looking board!

9. A Complete Board

A Board says Word Wall and has a few words on it for students to learn. There are other items on the board like clocks showing what time each subject would be taught.
Aimee Jensen via We Are Teachers

This is a perfect board to take center stage in an early elementary classroom and it really sets the tone for the year. We especially love that it contains so many important pieces of information like the days of the week and clocks showing what time each of the subjects will be taught. It also reinforces how to spell various words as well as how to read analog clocks.

10. Today Is Awesome

Create a board with a quote running through it like “today is awesome now that YOU are here.” Then, have your students create adorable self portraits of themselves to display throughout the board. If you’re feeling crafty, create the portraits yourself. Be sure to attach them to different colored cardstock and create a unique or colorful background for the board.

11. Score with a Book

A display case cover says Score with a Good Book and has a bunch of football books
Amy Brownlee via We Are Teachers

If you have sports lovers in your classroom, then you have to try this cute display case that will hopefully inspire some good old fashioned page turning. It’s perfect for fall when football season is kicking into high gear.

12. Be Hamilton Inspired

Hamilton themed bulletin board featuring Lin Manuel Miranda tweets
@lock9livin via Instagram

Hamilton fan? This back-to-school bulletin board is for you! Print out some of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s inspirational tweets for an easy display.

Source: lock9livin

13. Dive Into Learning

A bulletin board says Dive Into Summer and features little divers with students' faces on them.
Nicole Mei via We Are Teacheres

If you’d rather be under the sea, try this board and invite students to dive into learning. Just swap out the word summer for learning.

14. Parent Board

Parent Board bulletin board with school info for parents
@twopeasinaprimarypod via Instagram

Teacher Tip: “I grabbed some of the dry-erase pockets off of Amazon, making it easy to swap in and out materials throughout the year. Another added bonus is that we are able to store multiple flyers in one pocket, making it easily accessible for our families who speak a home language other than English to read and explore our bilingual materials. The pockets also help viewers to easily see the information, and avoids staples, crumpled papers, and is easily readable.”

Source: @twopeasinaprimarypod/Instagram

15. Pieces of Us

Bulletin board with puzzle pieces describing students
Kristen’s Kaboodle/Bulletin Board Ideas That Build Community for Back to School via https://www.kirstenskaboodle.com/

Build a puzzle that shows how your classroom fits together. Find out more about this activity at the link.

Source: Kirsten’s Kaboodle

16. Inspire Others

For a refreshing take on a back-to-school bulletin board, leave it up to your students to fill in the blanks with some inspirational words.

17. Up, Up, and Away

A bulletin board has a small house on it that looks like it is being carried away by a bouquet of actual blown up balloons.
Talyna Sandine via We Are Teachers

This bulletin board takes a cue from the beloved Pixar movie Up. The actual balloons are the real icing on the cake, but make sure little hands aren’t tempted to pop them!

18. Spark Joy

A boy stands in front of a bulletin board with a black background. Large brown letters spell out joy and have hand written notes in them.
Macy Dawn/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Such a simple concept—spell out a word in large letters and have students fill it with their thoughts on that word.

Source: Macy Dawn/Pinterest

19. This Is Your Year To …

This is your year to back to school bulletin board
@rise.over.run/Bulletin Board Inspiration via Instagram

If you’re looking for back-to-school bulletin board ideas that are simple, colorful, and easy to do, this one makes a big impression right off the bat.

Source: @rise.over.run/Instagram

20. Magical Work Coming Soon

Magical work coming soon back to school bulletin board
@teachkidsdrinkcoffee/Magical Work Coming Soon via Instagram

Placeholders for now, but soon they’ll be filled! Glue tacks to the backs of clothespins to make the paper holders.

Source: @teachkidsdrinkcoffee/Instagram

21. O-Fish-Ally

Fun Little Learning/Beginning of School Bulletin Board Ideas via https://littlefunlittlelearning.blogspot.com/

How cute are these colorful fish? Write each student’s name on the bubbles for some added personalization.

Source: Little Fun Little Learning

22. Flowers for Dimension

A sign says Welcome to Our Classroom. The corners of the bulletin board have large oversize 3D flowers.
Hilary Statum via We Are Teachers

You can buy kits to make those large paper flowers, or just simplify things and cut 2D floral shapes out of colorful paper.

23. Class Family Is Everything

Class family is everything back to school bulletin board
@headoverheelsforteaching via Instagram

Love this simple black-and-white theme, and choosing a different font for each student’s name is so effective!

Source: @headoverheelsforteaching/Instagram

24. Superheroes in Training

A bulletin board features little superheroes with student names on them.
Sarah Arney, grade 2 teacher via We Are Teachers

If you can see it, you can be it. Invite kids to visualize themselves as superheroes with these cute craped crusaders.

25. Unleash Your Superpower

A bulletin board shows superman flying across it and says Reading is my Superpower.
Amy Brownlee via We Are Teachers

This bulletin board may take a little longer to recreate, but we think it will be well worth it. You could even update it depending on what subject you teach, so instead of saying reading say math or science, etc. We especially love the three dimensionality of the cape.

26. Go After Your Dreams

This dreamy lavender board is actually quite simple to make using colorful strands of paper and yarn.

27. Welcome to the Flock!

Welcome to the flock back to school bulletin board
@simply_sprout via Instagram

This board is easy to do when you buy all the pre-cut pieces from Creative Teaching Press on Amazon.

Source: @simply_sprout/Instagram

28. Meet the Person …

A bulletin board says Meet the person responsible for and then has mirrors under headings like grades.
@undercoverclassroom via Instagram

This is an easy way to spread the message of responsibility. Find inexpensive mirrors at the dollar store or thrift store, and paint the frames in bright colors.

Source: @undercoverclassroom

29. Showcase the Rules

A bulletin board says Showcase the rules
@sandys.schoolhouse via Instagram

Make your rules board fun with a faux wood background and lots of bright colors.

Source: @sandys.schoolhouse.style/Instagram

30. #firstday

A bulletin board has the instagram symbol and the letters #firstday
@teachingandwhatknott via Instagram

Ready for some artwork or selfies for the first day of school!

Source: @teachingandwhatknott

31. Kindergarten Is Cool

A bulletin board has large 3-D flowers in the corners and says Kindergarten is Cool. It also features pictures of the students in the class all wearing sunglasses.
@thebeachclassroom via Instagram

And so is this bulletin board! We love the shades.

Source: @thebeachclassroom

32. 180 Opportunities

180 school days = 180 opportunities
@headoverheelsforteaching via Instagram

Set the stage for all the incredible experiences to come in the days ahead. Grab this customizable kit on TpT.

Source: @headoverheelsforteaching/Instagram

33. Share the Social Love

A bulletin board is setup to look like an Instagram feed.
@heartandwitsbymissritz via Instagram

Even if kids aren’t on social media themselves, they can see the page update in real life!

Source: @heartandwitsbymissritz/Instagram

34. Like Boom!

A bulletin board has a bunch of we are statements like we are respectful, we are positive, we believe in ourselves, etc.
@bubblyblondeteacher via Instagram

Give them something to believe in right from the start.

Source: @bubblyblondeteacher

35. Wanted Posters

A bulletin board looks like a wanted poster from the old West. It says You are Wanted in Room 101.
Welcome to the Uni-Corner/My Welcome Bulletin Board Linky Party and Teacher Talk Tuesday via https://bainbridgeclass.blogspot.com/

Saddle up for a year of rootin’-tootin’ fun with this clever idea.

Source: Welcome to the Uni-Corner

36. Rockin’ Our New Shoes

Two large red sneakers are in the center of the bulletin board. Small white sneakers are all around and have students' names on them.
Mrs. Christy’s Classroom Experiences/Back to School Bulletin Boards via https://practicemakesprogressinpreschool.blogspot.com/

Younger students will adore this Pete the Cat–inspired bulletin board idea. On the first day of school, each student can color the shoe with their name on it.

Source: Practice Makes Progress in Preschool

37. Fill a Bucket

A yellow bulletin board says Have you filled a bucket today? It has actual 3-D buckets on it.
@mymeanj via Instagram

This is such a sweet way to promote kindness in the classroom. You can make your own buckets out of foam, or buy inexpensive metal buckets instead. (Find more bucket filler activities here.)

Source: @mymeanj/Instagram

38. When You Enter This Classroom …

A bulletin board says When You Enter This Classroom and then there are signs beneath it that say you are loved, etc.
@kristenskaboodle via Instagram

Let kids know that they’ve found a place where they are celebrated, they are accepted, and they are important.

Source: @kirstenskaboodle

39. You Are …

@mrskiswardysclass via Instagram

Find a round mirror at the thrift store, then use it to emphasize that each and every kid is special and belongs in your classroom.

Source: @mrskiswardysclass/Instagram

40. Guess Who?

A bulletin board has flaps on it with notes about who is underneath.
@secondgradeinthecity via Instagram

Have kids draw a self-portrait and share some facts about themselves on the first day of school. Then post them for an easy back-to-school bulletin board!

Source: @2ndgradeinthecity/Instagram

41. Reading Adventures

Cupboards in a classroom say Reading Matters to Me Because. Beneath it are little post its students have written on.
Brooke Blake via We Are Teachers

This is a reading theme, but you could actually adjust it for any topic – think science, writing, etc.. We love getting your students involved in the classroom decor right from the beginning of the year.

42. Rainbow of Possibilities

A bulletin board is designed to look like a paint palette.
@katieplus4 via Instagram

If you are an art teacher looking for back-to-school bulletin board ideas, this is such a creative but surprisingly easy bulletin board. Plus, you can switch out the message throughout the year.

Source: @katieplus4/Instagram

43. Happy Campers

Classroom doors are decorated to look like a brown camper van.
Naomi Meredith, K-5 STEM via We Are Teachers

Bring in all the adventurous vibes to the school year with this camper bulletin board idea. The window planters are our favorite part!

44. Oh Snap!

A bulletin board says Oh Snap! Look who's in kindergarten with pictures of the the students throughout.
MicheLLE/Pinterest via pinterest.com

This board is great for the social media–obsessed teacher. Students will love seeing their faces displayed.

Source: MicheLLLe/Pinterest

45. Wonder Wall

A red, blue, and yellow bulletin board says A new journey to be started, a new promise to be fulfilled, a new page to be written. Welcome back. It is meant to look like wonder woman.
Jessica W/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Speaking of superheroes, how about this wonderful board?

Source: Jessica W./Pinterest

46. Ice Cream Truck

A bulletin board is designed to look like an ice cream truck.
Riffat Naeem via Pinterest

Keep those summer vibes going with this colorful ice cream truck bulletin board idea!

Source: Riffat Naeem/Pinterest

47. This Year Will Be a Hoot

A bulletin board says This year will be a hoot and it has a branch with owls on it.
Julie Hicken via Pinterest

Owl of your students will adore this board!

Source: Julie Hicken/Pinterest

48. Seek and Find

A Where's Waldo themed bulletin board features kids' drawings of themselves.
Art at Three Creeks/Welcome Back! via https://artatthreecreeks.blogspot.com/

Have students (and teachers) draw themselves. Then each week post a new person to find.

Source: Art at Three Creeks

48. Game On

A bulletin board is designed to look like the board game Guess who.
Team Nielson’s Newstand/Game Board Classroom Pics via https://teamnielsonsnewstand.blogspot.com/

If you’re looking for interactive back-to-school bulletin board ideas, try this one. Turn the first day into a fun guessing game. Students will love revealing their pictures.

Source: Game Board Classroom Pics Team Nielson News Stand

49. Pirate’s Treasure

A bulletin board says this class is a treasure. There are little pirates throughout with students' names.
The Teacher’s Chair/Home Away from Home via https://theteacherschair.blogspot.com/

This board is inargggguably super cute! The treasure chest can even hold goodies for you to give to your class.

Source: The Teacher’s Chair

50. Blooming Board

A bulletin board has large 3-D flowers on it and says Welcome back to school
Craft Ideas for School/Art, Craft, and Bulletin Board Ideas via https://craftideasforschool.blogspot.com/

Colorful 3D flowers and a welcoming message in a lovely font make this board a pleasure to look at. Learn how to make the flowers at the link.

Source: Craft Ideas for School

51. Sudoku Interactive Board

A bulletin board is made to look like a page from sudoku.
@activityaftermath via Instagram

If you’re a teacher who likes to dive right in with curriculum, this is the board for you.

Source: @activityaftermath/Instagram

52. Soar to New Heights

A bulletin board says Watch Us Soar and has large colorful wings on it.
@twopeasinaprimarypod via Instagram

What a gorgeous bulletin board! Students will love taking selfies in front of these beautiful wings. It’ll get them started off to have a great year.

Source: @twopeasinaprimarypod/Instagram

53. Hungry for Learning

A bulletin board features the character the very hungry caterpillar and says Hungry for Learning.
Annaliza Villarosa/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar makes this bulletin board idea pop!

Source: Annaliza Villarosa/Pinterest

54. LEGO Building

A bulletin board features Lego blocks.
Mrs. O Knows/Lego Back to School Bulletin Board via https://www.mrsoknows.com/

For LEGO-obsessed classes, this board will definitely build excitement!

Source: Mrs. O Knows

55. Hunger Games Board

A blue bulletin boards is designed after the Hunger Games
Celia Figueroa/Pinterest via pinterest.com

This board was originally created for a dorm, but wouldn’t it be great in an English classroom?

Source: Celia F./Pinterest

56. Rockin’ School Year

A bulletin board features Pete the Cat and says Pete the Cat Says Have a Rockin School Year
Librarian Chica/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Pete the Cat may be the coolest bus driver ever. Students will love seeing him welcome them to school!

Source: Librarian Chica/Pinterest

57. A Llama Welcome

A bulletin board says Llama Just Say Welcome
@evasresourcecorner/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Llamas are just as trendy as ever, and cute to boot!

Source: @evasresourcecorner

58. Tweety Birds

A blue background has birds on it. Lettering says we are a class to tweet about.
Mrs. Park’s Kindergarten Class/Pinterest via pinterest.com

How cute are these tweety birds? Decorate your classroom door to make your classroom even more inviting.

Source: Kay Park on Pinterest

59. Practically Perfect

A bulletin board features a silhouette cutout of Mary Poppins and her umbrella flying.
Creativity to the Core/How-to Create a Mary Poppins Bulletin Board via http://www.creativitytothecoreblog.com/

That Mary Poppins silhouette makes this board as sweet as a spoonful of sugar.

Source: Creativity to the Core

60. Welcome to School

Three cute little animals are featured on a bulletin board that says Welcome Room 8.
Kayla Creations/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Nothing is more welcoming than some adorable woodland creatures. Make these using different-colored poster board paper.

Source: Kayla Rodriguez on Pinterest

61. Bustin’ Into School

A bulletin board features school buses with smiley faces and says Bustin into school.
Blue Skies with Jennifer White/BUStin’ into School via https://firstgradeblueskies.com/

Need back-to-school bulletin board ideas to keep track of bus numbers? This simple board will definitely keep you organized and put smiles on all your students’ faces.

Source: First Grade Blue Skies

62. Chew It Over

Doodle Bugs Teaching
Doodle Bugs Teaching/Back to School Bulletin Boards via doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/

You may not allow gum in the classroom, but you’ll want to make an exception for this charming board!

Source: Back to School Bulletin Boards at Doodle Bugs Teaching

63. Butterfly Tree

A door is decorated with a tree and a silhouette of a little girl.
@theprintedsociety via Instagram

This gorgeous door may take some time to make, but it’s worth it! Don’t be afraid to play around with the colors to match your classroom theme.

Source: The Printed Society/Instagram

64. Ladybug Love

a bulletin board says Look Who's Been Spotted in Kindergarten
Melissa Worley/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Seeing spots can be a good thing, as this adorable ladybug board proves!

Source: Melissa W./Pinterest

65. Mighty Trees

A bulletin board says Tiny Seeds Grow Into Mighty Trees
@applesandabcs via Instagram

Put your Cricut machine to good use with this adorable bulletin board idea! Students will love making their own apples.

Source: Apples and ABC’s on Instagram 

66. A Board With a Twist

A bulletin board is made to look like the game twister.
Mrs. Shiningers Blog/Game Room Theme via https://mrsshiningersblog.blogspot.com/

This playful board was part of a board-game classroom theme, but it could stand on its own just fine. Find paper handprints and footprints here.

Source: Mrs. Shininger’s Blog

67. All Are Welcome

A bulletin board says All Are Welcome
@amy.l.jones via Instagram

Inclusivity rocks, and so does this board! What a great way to start off the year.

Source: Amy Jones/Instagram

68. Kickin’ It

Kickin’ It In Your Grade bulletin board

If you have a sporty theme for your classroom, this board is perfect! Kick off the year on the right foot.

Source: 4th Grade Flair/Instagram

69. Future Leaders

A black bulletin board says 3rd grade leaders matter. It has post its from kids all over it.
Brooke Blake, grade 1 via We Are Teachers

Encourage kids to see their bright futures!

70. Reading Colors Your World

A bulletin board features crayons with faces on them and the text Reading Colors Your World.
@three_for_me via Instagram

Back to school means opening up fresh boxes of crayons and markers. This board has some cute smiling ones!

Source: Three for Me/Instagram

71. A Minion Reasons

A bulletin board features minions all over it.
Some of the Best Things In Life Are Mistakes/More Middle School Bulletin Boards via https://bestlifemistake.blogspot.com/

Turn your classroom into some cute yellow Minions! Younger kiddos will love this one.

Source: Middle School Bulletin Boards at Some of the Best Things In Life Are Mistakes

72. Hungry Learners

A bulletin board is underwater themed.
The Crafty Queen/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Nemo and his friends are hungry to learn!

Source: The Crafty Queen/Pinterest

73. Donut Board

A bulletin board says 2nd grade is sprinkled with possibilities. It has donuts with sprinkles on them throughout.
Sarah Arney, grade 2 teacher via We Are Teachers

Sprinkle some love onto this sweet board!

74. Solid Advice

A Board says Middle School Advice and has papers written by kids on it.
Lindsey Daly via We Are Teachers

Who better to give advice on middle school than out going middle schoolers? Have them write their best words of wisdom before the end of the school year and then use it to welcome the new class in the fall.

75. The Sharpest Bunch

A bulletin board features 3-D cacti.
Curriculum Essentials/Even More Back to School Bulletin Boards via www.curriculumessentials.ca

Angela G. made cacti from tissue paper flowers for this back-to-school board. Add these cacti cutouts to complete the scene.

76. Libraries Love You Too

A bulletin board features book covers and says Welcome Back The Books Missed You!
@twolibrarians via Instagram

Even the library books (and librarians) can get in on the act!

Source: @twolibrarians

77. Picture Yourself

A bulletin board features cameras and polaroids.
Differentiated Kindergarten/Give Your Year a Bright Start via differentiatedkindergarten.com

Have students draw their own selfies or snap them with your camera. Either way, this bright board by will be a hit!

Source: Give Your Year a Bright Start/Differentiated Kindergarten

78. A Latte Learning

A bulletin board features the text a latte learning happens here with coffee cups on it.
@applesandabcs via Instagram

Back to school means all the best parts of fall are back! Lattes and leaves make us very happy.

Source: Apples and ABC’s on Instagram

79. Nuts About Learning

A bulletin board features a tree and acorns and text that reads we are nuts about learning.
Bulletin Board Ideas/Spring 2010 via bulletinboardideas.blogspot.com

These smiling acorns are sure to brighten up any classroom!

Source: Bulletin Board Ideas

80. Swim Together

A bulletin board features fish and text that reads We May All Be Different Fish But in This School We Swim Together.
Kriista Littleton/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Every student is unique; remind them of that on this cute board!

Source: Kriista Littleton on Pinterest

81. Who Am I?

The Thinker Builder
The Thinker Builder/”Reserved” Signs: A Bulletin Board Stress Reliever via www.thethinkerbuilder.com

Students will get to know each other in no time flat when you post this board with self-portraits and identifying clues.

Source: “Reserved” Signs: A Bulletin Board Stress Reliever/The Thinker Builder

82. Our Flock Rocks

A bulletin board features birds all over it.
Sunny Days in Second Grade/Boho Birds Bulletin Boards! via sunnydaysinsecondgrade.blogspot.com

Write each of your students’ names on the birds to really personalize this board. A simple cloud background ties it all together.

Source: Sunny Days in Second Grade

83. Dino-Mite

A bulletin board features dinosaurs and says We're Dino-mite.
Bulletin Board Ideas/Spring 2010 via bulletinboardideas.blogspot.com/

Younger students will adore this colorful dino-mite board.

Source: Bulletin Board Ideas

84. Buzzing With Excitement

A bulletin board features bees and says we're buzzing with excitement that you're here.
Jan Mc/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Show the love for all your students as they come back to school. They won’t be able to bee-lieve how cute the classroom looks!

Source: Jan Mc/Pinterest

83. Keys to Success

A bulletin board says Keys to Success. It features a large key and tags with different things on them.
Robin Bowman Thoma/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Show your class all the ways they can succeed with this super simple and cute board.

Source: Robin Bowman Thoma/Pinterest

84. Who Said It

A Bulletin Board asks who said it Taylor Swift or Robert Frost. It then has post its to lift with quotes on them.
Amy Brownlee via We Are Teachers

Interactive boards allow your students to feel included even on the very first day. This one will certaintly get the attention of all the Swifties in your classroom!

85. Smiles Board

A rainbow bulletin board says Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today
Print Designs by Kris/Pinterest via pinterest.com

Encouraging kindness at the beginning of the year is always a good idea. This board will be an effective reminder in any classroom!

Source: Print Designs by Kris/Pinterest

86. A Positive Message

Positive messages are seen on two bulletin boards over a classroom sink.
Christina Bartell via We Are Teachers

Turn that negative self-talk into something positive! Perfect for students who need a little encouragement.

87. Imagination Station

A bulletin board says where did your imagination take you this summer.
Happy Busy Kids Mom/Create An Amazing Back to School Bulletin Board via busykidshappymom.org

Encourage students to talk about their summer reading with this imaginative bulletin board idea.

Source: Busy Kids Happy Mom

88. Back to the Books

A bulletin board says Back to the books with book covers all over it.
Life in the Library/Back to School Bulletin Board via dborck.wordpress.com

Back to school means back to the books! This board is perfect for an ELA teacher or a librarian.

Source: Life in the Library

89. Adventure Begins

A bulletin board is made to look like a road.
Continually Learning/Bulletin Board Ideas for the Whole School Year! via continuallylearning.com/

Get your students on the road to learning. Perfect for any teacher who wants a simple but adorable bulletin board idea.

Source: Continually Learning

90. Shine Bright

Little light bulbs with student names on them are featured. Bulletin board says Shining Bright in Second Grade.
Sarah Arney, grade 2 teacher via We Are Teachers

Watch little faces light up when you welcome them to your classroom with this shining idea.

91. Falling Back to School

A bulletin board features a fall tree and a school bus.
Primary Education Board/Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas via tammenoksa.blogspot.com/

Keep it simple with this fall board. Add in any fall-themed elements to really make it pop.

Source: Primary Education Board

92. Sharpen Your Minds

Pencils are placed on a bulletin board to spell out sharpen your minds.
Ewe Hoo/School Bulletin Board Update via ewehooo.blogspot.com

If you lack artistic abilities, try out this board using pencils as the letters. It’s No. 1 in our book!

Source: Ewehooo

93. Books Are Like Texts

Books are like really long text messages texting themed bulletin board

How hilarious is this board? Perfect for texting-obsessed students (and teachers).

Source: Mepham High School Library

94. Lights, Camera, Learn

Lights camera learn meet our cast movie themed back to school bulletin board

Introduce your class with this movie theater bulletin board idea. So creative!

Source: Life in the Library

95. The Sky Is the Limit

3-D hot air balloons decorate a bulletin board.
Talyna Sandine via We Are Teachers

Up and away! These paper lantern hot-air balloons will definitely raise spirits in your classroom.

96. Mirror Mirror

Bulletin board with mirrors made from aluminum foil. Text reads "Mirror mirror on the Wall. BSLK is best of all. Look who is ready for kindergarten!"

A little aluminum foil makes this board a perfect reflection of exciting things to come.

Source: Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

97. Everyone Matters

Everyone matters polka dot bulletin board idea

Remind students and faculty that everyone matters with this back-to-school bulletin board idea. Add some colorful polka dots and you’re set!

Source: The Teacher With a Ponytail

98. All About Me

All about me drawings of faces bulletin board back to school

Your whole class will turn into artists with these adorable self portraits. Have them add some fun facts so every student gets to know one another.

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99. Learn Together

No matter where it happens we will learn great things together simple bulletin board for back to school

Such a sweet sentiment for a first day of school bulletin board. We are all in this together!

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100. First Day Excitement

We love having you back hand throwing colorful hearts back to school bulletin board idea

Celebrate your students being back in the classroom! Add some cute colorful hearts.

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101. Future World Changers

Future world changers pictures of students with colorful frames bulletin board

Your students are going to change the world, why not celebrate it? Students will love seeing themselves displayed!

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