My first classroom wasn’t cute. I bought the best decor the local teacher supply store had, which happened to be Dr. Seuss character posters and a “read every day” sign. I’m not a Dr. Seuss fan and I was teaching 7th and 8th grade, but I had to put something fun on the walls.
That was in 2008, otherwise known as the second dark ages for teachers. (The first was the time before the internet.) Now, in 2021, there is so much cute decor available that it’s hard to choose (and it’s become a full-blown industry!). Here’s a roundup of the decor I’ve bought and what is on my wishlist. These resources are most appropriate for a lower elementary classroom, though many of them can be used at any grade level. All of these resources are available on Teachers Pay Teachers, while those from Kraus Math are available only on her website.
Let’s start with what I’ve bought.
My favorite classroom decor creator is You Clever Monkey, hands down. She currently has 11 bundles (and is still making more); they are well-priced and most of the resources are editable. You can also buy each resource individually, which I take advantage of, as I don’t want to use just one theme in my classroom.
Miss M’s Reading Resources is another favorite.
Here’s one more from Miss Jacobs Little Learners.
Here’s what’s on my wish list.
Library Posters from Miss M’s Reading Resources
Bookshelf Border from Letters from Mikelle
Schedule Cards – White Theme from Letters from Mikelle
Simply Modern Schedule Cards from Pretty Meets Functional
Pastel Classroom Decor Bundle from Kraus Math
I actually just want the pencil banner from this bundle, not the whole thing.
The 5 P’s Classroom Expectations Poster Bundle from Kraus Math
Do you get really into decorating your classroom and try to have everything ready before the students come or is it not high on your priority list? Do you have any favorite classroom decor? Let me know in the comments!