"We Love Hanging with..." - Teacher Appreciation Classroom Decorating Idea

Elementary Teacher Appreciation Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: luv2teachgirl.blogspot.com

While this started out as a teacher appreciation door display {and remains a great option should a room mother get their hands on your door!}, it could also make a fantastic beginning/end of the year design, a good work board, or adapted to fit other subjects/ideas!

  • "The Fantastic Students "Hanging Out" in __________ [Mrs. Nelson's Class, Room 203, etc.]!"
  • "We Love "Hanging Out" in __________ [2nd Grade], But We're Excited To Move On To __________ [3rd Grade]!"
  • "Good Workers "Hang Out" in __________ [Mrs. Nelson's Class, Room 203, etc.]!"

The possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Before we forget, we found this adorable board via Bulletin Boards to Remember; it was designed by Kris, teacher and creator of the blog, I {Heart} Teaching for her daughter's class during Teacher Appreciation Week!

"Hanging Out" Door Display

  • Background: Kris chose not to cover the entire door with background paper, but if translating this into a larger bulletin board, you might consider using light blue {or another light color!} bulletin board paper.
  • Title: "We Love "Hanging Out" With ___________ [insert teacher's name]!" - Of course, title will vary depending on bulletin board purpose. Kris used special letter cutouts mounted onto construction paper to create the different pieces of the display title, although you can certainly use traditional bulletin board letters or script the letters directly onto the construction/background paper.
  • Border: Kris did not include a border, but you might consider adding a complimentary solid color trimmer or even a jungle themed bulletin board border.
  • Decoration: 1) The Tree. Draw or trace a tree trunk and several branches onto brown bulletin board paper, using a black or brown marker to add bark detailing. Mount the trunk to the left side of the door and arrange the branches on the top third of the board. Collect several shades of green construction paper {or even slightly patterned scrapbook paper}, drawing or tracing leaf cutouts. Place the leaves along the branches. 2) The Kiddos "Hanging Out". Have a photo shoot, taking pictures of your students with their hands up in the air. Once developed or printed {in at least a 4"x6" format}, cut each student from the print, making sure not to include any of the background. Hang the students among the leaves. [NOTE: Be sure to follow the link back to I {Heart} Teaching for a close-up of the students hanging from the tree!]

Supplies for this bulletin board...

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