When it comes to classroom doors, some schools go wild with decorations—and others are forbidden to do so by the fire marshal. If you fall into the former category, you’re going to love the ideas below. And if door decorations are a no go because the fire marshal (or someone else being the fun police), check out these great bulletin boards!
1. Write It Out
What a wonderful way to display your students’ names! The design is simple and perfect.
2. 3-D and Crayons?!
We’re so in love with this door, which features 3-D crayons that are coloring the door itself. What a clever design.
3. Everyone Is Incredible
Being incredible is a great theme in general, and with the recent release of the second movie, your students will actually understand the reference!
4. Celebrate Math
We love it when teachers are proud of their subject and display it proudly.
5. Ready to Fly
What a great, positive message for students. Help them fly this year!
6. The World Needs You
This is ready for a door, and it’s also dog approved.
7. Positive Energy
These are good reminders to give kids every single day.
8. Beautiful Butterflies
This really takes a standard classroom door to the next level. Those 3-D butterflies really make it gorgeous.
9. Promote Sustainability
The best part is the way this teacher reused old newspaper to transform the door. Very cool!
10. Throwback to the ’80s
These are not on doors, but they definitely could be. Look at that Donkey Kong!
11. Bilingual Message
It’s a positive message and a wonderful way to display your incoming students’ names. You can put up any message that you want!
12. Who Doesn’t Love a Minion?
We love the idea of turning your door into a minion! And you can switch out “Be Ambitious” for the value that you want students to develop this year, e.g., “Be Respectful,” “Be Diligent,” or “Be a Reader.”
13. We’re on the Road to Success!
Personalize this door by adding signs along the road with important school-year moments, such as the fall book fair, field trips, and other special days.
14. S’more Learning
With Styrofoam peanut “marshmallows,” this is a tactile way to welcome students to class.
15. Love for Pete
He will always be a favorite! This design really works well because it’s big, bright, and friendly.
16. Hopping Back to School
Nothing more than strategically cut butcher paper; all this jolly door needs is a lily pad painted on the floor.
17. Welcome to the Nest
Personalize this cozy door by having students decorate their own bird, write their name, and add one fact that makes them unique.
18. Stick Together
Cacti are everywhere these days, and this door doesn’t disappoint!
19. Very Hungry Caterpillar
This is a front and back design. Now this is some seriously #ClassroomDoorGoals.
20. Celebrate Sports
For all you sporty teachers out there, this is perfect for you.
21. Be a Masterpiece
Inspire your student artists by mixing student work with paintings, drawings, or writings from the masters.
22. Learning and Growing
It’s such a colorful design, and we love the rule incorporated, too.
23. 3, 2, 1 …
Blast off! This door invites students into a world of new learning.
24. Back-to-School Supplies
Source: Mrs. Jessica
Everyone loves a crisp new crayon, and this door portrays all your students as vibrant colors in a Crayola pack.
25. Arrgh You Ready?
You can change out the pirate’s clothing throughout the year, or even make it seasonal!
26. Give ‘Em Something to “Taco” About
Source: Learn Spanish
Grab some tan paper circles, red and green string, and the right border, and this tasty welcome is ready to go.
27. Llama Fan
You have to recognize a good llama pun. This one is great!
28. Just Popped by to Say Hello
Your students will love to see what’s poppin’ up in your grade! Trim yellow sticky notes to make the kernel shapes!
29. Chalk It Up
Why yes, that is a chalkboard door, and the message can change daily if you want.
30. Art Inspiration
You don’t have to teach art to have this door. It’s so simple, yet so genius.
31. Up, up and Away
This Up-themed door will spark students’ imagination about all the places you’ll visit in books and lessons this year.
32. Welcome the New Bunch
Apples are a back-to-school classic, and this door is a bushel of fun.
33. We Love Reading!
Source: Glitter and Glue
Pick your favorite quote about reading and go. You can never go wrong with a book door!
34. Everything’s Coming up Roses
Source: My Classroom Ideas
Students will remember this bright, cheerful door long after the first day of school.
35. Autumn Back-to-School Theme
This fall theme will keep your door fresh through October.
36. Learning a Latte
This takes a love of Starbucks to a whole new level.
37. Math + Kindness = Great Door
It’s a clever spin on kindness.
38. Spread Even More Kindness
This one gets the students involved, too!
39. Knock, Knock
Source: Mrs. Blankenburg
Letter cutouts and fruit are all you need to start the year with a classic punch line.
40. Hang It Up
This is a great idea to set up a way to share memories throughout the year.
41. Inspired by Eric Carle
Welcome students back to school with a nod to this favorite children’s book author.
42. Stick Together
It’s a great way to build community right away.
43. Shake It Up
Cups and tissue paper make this an easy door to recreate.
44. A told B …
Source: Rainbows Within Reach
Chicka chicka boom boom, welcome to your new room. Students will love this take on the read-aloud favorite.
45. A Sweet Start
It’s obvious that fifth grade is going to be sweet, with a cherry on top!
46. Aim High
Have students trace their arms on colored paper and fill your door with student goals for the school year. Save these goals for reflection in June.
48. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Personalize this Dr. Seuss–inspired door by decorating the road signs with the names of places you’ll study in geography or the settings of books you’ll read.
49. In a Snap
We love Instagram-inspired classroom doors! Fill it with summer photos or clips from experiences that students can expect in your class (the covers of novels you’ll read, photos of the field trip to the zoo, students reading outside in the spring … ).
50. A Buzzy Welcome
Students will be buzzing about your class from the first day of school!
51. Let the Games Begin
With a door like that, it is going to be an amazing year.
52. Spread Your Wings
This would be a great spot for those first-day pictures.
53. Be a Pineapple
This is a good message to send.
54. Take the First Step
One of the most beautiful classroom doors we’ve ever seen.
57. Into the Deep
Dive into the deep with this ocean-themed door.
58. Under the Sea
This is a doorway your students will never forget! And we want to see how it will be decorated for Shark Week.
59. Find the Power
Source: Ms. Stewart
Pick your favorite superhero to do a door like this. We’re sure your students would like any hero you choose.
60. Inspiring the Future
Source: Lessons with Laughter
The message of this door is so sweet and so true. You could even change out the descriptions throughout the year.
61. When Sharpness Counts
When it comes to classroom doors, you can never ever go wrong with pencils.
62. Inspiration from Butterflies
You could even name each butterfly after a student!
63. Hello, My Name Is …
So simple, yet so smart.
64. Never Stop Creating
Source: School Girls Style
Use inspiration from a great artist and encourage your students to create!
65. Puzzling Door
All the pieces fit perfectly together!
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