My favorite part of teaching is seeing student growth. I love to see where they have come academically. At the beginning of the year, my 2nd graders can’t write a sentence, but at the end they are writing paragraphs with no problems. They make new friends and grow with their social skills. My students even grow physically, and have gotten taller. I love to help students celebrate all the growth they have made in the school year with fun classroom spring door decorations. So today I thought I would share three spring classroom door ideas you can use to help celebrate growth and bring in a little more brightness in your classroom.
This first idea of my list of spring classroom door ideas helps students celebrate their growth with blooming flower pots. I type my students’ names on the flower pots. Then I display these up on our classroom door along with a sign that says, “We have bloomed together.” Adding in a cute banner brings all the bright colors together nicely.
Using students’ names helps build a positive community in our classroom. Students love to see their names. It helps them feel like they are a special part of our class. I have also found that students do their best work when they know it’s going to be displayed.
That is why I have my students do a little writing project to go with it. They finish this sentence, “I have grown this year by…” I first help students brainstorm ideas. Maybe they have growth this year because they have reached their A.R. reading goal. Or maybe they have passed off all their math facts. They might have grown because they have made new friends. It could be anything! Pair this writing project with the banner, sign, and flower pots from my classroom spring door decorations resource and it makes a great bulletin board. Find these resources here.
Since these classroom spring door decorations are helping students celebrate growth, it is great for the month of May. But it can be used in any spring month. Find these classroom spring door decorations here.
Spring Classroom Door Ideas
I have other spring classroom door ideas that I know you will love. This St. Patrick’s Day one that is perfect for the month of March.
I put up a sign that says, “Lucky to be in Second Grade.” Underneath I hang up four-leaf clovers with my students’ names. They love to find their names. It makes them feel so special.
I also do a little writing assignment with this one. Students write about why they are lucky. Or in other words, what they are grateful for. It can make a great social emotional learning lesson when you pair it with picture books that teach about the importance of expressing gratitude.
Learn more about this lesson here in this blog post: St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Door Decorations that Teachers and Students Love
Find this St. Patrick’s Door Display to use in your classroom here.
As for another spring classroom door idea, this next one is great for the month of April or any time near Easter.
This cute classroom spring door has a bunny theme. The bunny clipart actually looks like the Peeps candy. And the colors of them are the same color as the Peeps candy.
I hang up a sign that says, “Hoppy to be in Second Grade.” Then I hang up the bunnies underneath, which have my students’ names on them. Students love to search through and find their name. It makes them feel so special and at the end of the month I let them take their bunny home.
I also make this into a little writing activity and Social Emotional Learning lesson. We read books about different emotions. Then we have a class discussion about things that make us happy. After that, students complete this sentence: “I am “hoppy” because…”
Learn more about this lesson here in this blog post: Easter Bunny Classroom Door Decorations that Teachers and Students Love
Find these Easter Bunny Classroom Door Decorations to use in your classroom here.
I hope this blog post has given you the spring classroom door ideas you were looking for. They don’t have to be over the top or take too much of your prep time. Just include a fun sign, a cute banner, and clipart with your students’ names.
Read about a fun Spring Math Craft to do with your students here in this blog post: Elementary Students Love This Spring Math Activity, here’s why
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As an experienced educator with a passion for teaching, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible growth that students can achieve throughout the academic year. From the moment they enter my 2nd-grade classroom unable to write a sentence, to the end of the year where they confidently compose paragraphs, the progress is truly remarkable. Not only do they develop their academic skills, but they also flourish socially, making new friends and enhancing their social abilities. It's not just their minds that grow, but their physical stature as well, as they visibly become taller over time.
One of the aspects I particularly enjoy is commemorating the growth of my students with vibrant and engaging classroom spring door decorations. These decorations serve as a visual representation of their achievements and add a touch of brightness to the learning environment. Allow me to share three spring classroom door ideas that can help celebrate growth and infuse a sense of joy into your classroom.
The first idea on my list involves blooming flower pots that symbolize the growth of each student. I personalize the flower pots by typing their names on them and display them on our classroom door alongside a sign that reads, "We have bloomed together." To tie all the colors together, I incorporate a cute banner. This approach not only fosters a positive community within our classroom but also instills a sense of pride and belonging in each student. Furthermore, I have discovered that when students know their work will be showcased, they strive to do their best. To complement this decoration, I assign a writing project in which students complete the sentence, "I have grown this year by...". By brainstorming ideas and reflecting on their accomplishments, students feel a sense of fulfillment and their work can be displayed alongside the flower pots, banner, and sign.
While these classroom spring door decorations are particularly fitting for the month of May, they can certainly be used during any spring month. If you are interested in implementing these ideas, you can find the necessary resources here.
Additionally, I have other spring classroom door ideas that I am confident you will love. For instance, I have a St. Patrick's Day-themed decoration that is perfect for the month of March. I hang a sign that exclaims, "Lucky to be in Second Grade," and below it, I display four-leaf clovers featuring my students' names. This simple gesture of locating their names on the clovers makes each student feel special and valued. To complement this decoration, I assign a writing assignment in which students express why they feel lucky or what they are grateful for. This activity not only serves as a creative writing exercise but also promotes social-emotional learning by encouraging gratitude and reflection. To learn more about this lesson and find the accompanying resources, you can refer to this blog post: St. Patrick's Day Classroom Door Decorations that Teachers and Students Love.
For a spring classroom door idea suitable for April or Easter, I incorporate a bunny theme. The bunny clipart I use resembles the popular Peeps candy, and the colors align perfectly with it. I hang up a sign that reads, "Hoppy to be in Second Grade," and beneath it, I display bunnies with my students' names on them. The thrill of searching for their own names among the bunnies fills each student with excitement and a sense of individual recognition. As a bonus, at the end of the month, I allow them to take their bunny home. To further engage the students in this decoration, I transform it into a writing activity combined with a social-emotional learning lesson. We read books about different emotions and engage in a class discussion about the things that make us happy. Students then complete the sentence, "I am 'hoppy' because..." This exercise encourages self-reflection and emotional expression. To find more details about this lesson and access the corresponding resources, you can refer to this blog post: Easter Bunny Classroom Door Decorations that Teachers and Students Love.
I hope that this blog post has provided you with the spring classroom door ideas you were seeking. Remember, these decorations need not be extravagant or time-consuming to prepare. By incorporating a fun sign, a cute banner, and clipart featuring your students' names, you can create a delightful and celebratory atmosphere in your classroom. If you are interested in exploring a fun spring math craft, I invite you to read this blog post: Elementary Students Love This Spring Math Activity, here's why.
Happy teaching and may your classroom be filled with growth and brightness throughout the spring season!