Whether you’re a new teacher decorating your first classroom or a veteran teacher looking for fresh ideas, it can be difficult to come up with creative bulletin boards. September is a beautiful month full of inspiring imagery like apples, scarecrows, and colorful foliage. School-themed images like school buses, backpacks, crayons, and more can also inspire amazing bulletin boards. You could also consider a bulletin board honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ve found some of the best September bulletin board ideas to grab your new students’ attention. Check out this list of 18 of our favorites.
1. 3D Autumn Owls
Brown paper bags is owl you’ll need to spruce up your classroom door this fall! Students will undoubtedly love creating these little owls themselves and sticking them to the door.
Source: Splendid Little Stars Blog
2. Kickin’ It With School and Soccer
Fall means soccer season for a lot of kids. Kick up your decor a notch with this fun board, and don’t forget to include your students’ names on the soccer balls!
Source: 4th Grade Flair
3. Welcome Worms
Apples are the perfect inspiration for September bulletin board ideas since they are classic images for both fall and school. Add a table and some props like Leigh from The Applicious Teacher did.
Source: The Applicious Teacher
4. Raise Your Hands for Hispanic Heritage Month
Since Hispanic Heritage Month starts in September, why not create a bulletin board that utilizes flags from Spanish-speaking countries like the hands in this one from Bulkeley High School in Hartford, Connecticut?
Source: Bulkeley High School
5. School Is Unbe-LEAF-able
Easy to re-create, all you need to build this cute bulletin board is some construction paper and a Sharpie. This cute play on words will certainly delight your little learners.
Source: Mrs. Ayala’s Kinder Fun
6. Scarecrows Stuffed With Fun
Students will probably be nervous on the first day of school, so why not greet them with a friendly face or two? Since this board is geared toward younger audiences, it would be perfect in a preschool or elementary school hallway.
Source: The Ordinary Mom
7. Squirrel Writing Prompts
Have students fill in the fall writing prompt on these cute acorns before displaying them on your bulletin board. Kids will have fun creating a bushy tail for their squirrel out of brown tissue paper.
Source: Kindergarten Korner by Casey
8. A Window Into Your Classroom
This has to be the cutest classroom door idea we have ever seen! Use photos of your students to personalize this door so everyone knows who is rollin’ in your classroom.
Source: Sharing Kindergarten
9. A Colorful Statement Piece
Honor a famous Latina like artist Frida Kahlo for Hispanic Heritage Month while also adding a fun splash of color to your classroom! Students will surely take inspiration from learning about Kahlo’s struggles as well as her talent.
Source: The Citizen
10. Bushel Full of Apples
Take a bite out of this apple-themed bulletin board that also teaches an ELA lesson. Students will enjoy seeing their work proudly on display.
Source: Around the Kampfire
11. Shades of Fall Vocabulary
Use this “Shades of Fall” bulletin board idea to teach about synonyms and the shades of meaning that similar words have.
Source: Around the Kampfire
12. We Are the Brightest Crayons
A positive message can go a long way to creating an uplifting classroom environment, especially during the first few weeks of school. Since everyone loves a fresh box of crayons, what better theme to go with for a bulletin board?
13. Backpack-Themed Welcome
Students will feel particularly welcome in their new classroom once they locate their backpack on this fun back-to-school bulletin board. What’s more fun than these interactive flaps with actual papers coming out of them?
Source: Hannah Rebecca/Pinterest
14. Bus Safety Incentive
Since buses can sometimes be a hotbed of less-than-great behavior, a board like this one in the school hallways will remind students about bus etiquette. Take a cue from Indian Lake Schools in Ohio and reward students accordingly for good behavior.
Source: Indian Lake Schools
15. Apple Art Display
A cute, fall-themed bulletin board that also doubles as an art display? Yes, please. Use clothespins and string to hold the art until it is time to change it out next month.
Source: First and Kinder Blue Skies
16. Hispanic Heritage Writing Prompts
Have your students help create a large display in order to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. Create or find a template for students to create biographies of various famous people of Hispanic descent to hang up during the month.
Source: North Park Elementary School
17. Falling Back to School
This is a fairly simple bulletin board with a cute play on words. Have a Cricut machine? You can try your hand at making a cute sun and school bus like the ones shown here.
Source: 123 Learn Online
18. Magical Mystery 3D Backpack
This idea will stop students (and maybe even other teachers) in their tracks. Attach real school supplies like this clear backpack to your board. Use hot glue to make it look like pencils and crayons are magically staying put inside their pencil box. Finally, don’t forget to add some magical touches like a wand.
Source: Teacher Blog Spot
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