Saturday, April 30, 2011

Beach Themed Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas

General Bulletin Boards
Hooked on _____
_______ is Oceans of Fun!
Set Sail for ______
Glad to "Sea" You! (door decoration)
Swim Into ____
Meet an Ocean of Friends
Ride the ____ Wave
We're Making a SPLASH with Great Work! (do splash in wavy letters)
Splashing Good Work
Sand-Tastic Work (use Elmer's glue and sandbox sand to cover letter with sand)
Surfing our Way to Successful Learning (make a large surfboard shape and put the saying on the surfboard)
Treasures from the Sea
Dive Right in with Great Work
Dive in and explore _____!
Splash into 2nd Grade
Dive into _____
Swimming to Success
Welcome to Ms. ______ Ocean Reef! Where learning is oceans of fun! _____ Beach
Hang Ten with ____ grade!(Display with large wave and students names on cutouts.)
The Sun is shining on ____________ (Spotlight on student of the week or student's work samples. Hang sun on display.)
Swimming for Knowledge (Using body's of scuba divers with the children's faces)

General Management
______'s Reef is Oceans of Fun
Swimming to good behavior
Treasure Good Behavior
Catch of the Day (attendance)
Bait Shop (lunch choices/lunch count)
Caught Being Good (behavior)
Behavior Bay
A Sea of Helpers (job chart)
Gone Surfin (Paint this on a small surf board to hang on the door when not in the room.)
Surf Days (display student birthdays on surf boards or use as calendar area title)
Sands of Times/Tide of Times (calendar area or newsletter title)
Tiki Times, Starfish Gazette, The Reef Report (newsletter titles)
Digging for Golden Behavior (Display with sand pail, shovel, and gold coins. Then have class work together to add more gold coins to the display to earn class privileges.)
Star Student (Student of the week. Decorate with star fish.)

Sink your teeth into a good book (with a shark)
Oceans of Sounds for a digraph/blends wall
A School of "Fin"tastic Readers
Fishing for Sight Words
Hooked on books
Get hooked on reading! (Display feature book titles on the ends of fishing hooks made from poster board)

Waves of Words (word wall)
A School of "Fin"tastic Writers
A Whale of a Word (word wall)

The Tide/Sands of Times (calendar)
A School of "Fin"tastic Mathematicians

Other Center Names
Splash Zone/The Beach (carpet meeting area)
Art Atoll
Word Wharf
Math Mangrove
Poetry Pool
Grammar Island
Buddy Beach
Listening Lagoon
Computer Coast/Cove
Internet Island (Hang a net, small surfboard, and a sign that reads "Surf the Net!" or Place a small fish or other aquatic animal in the net above the computer area with a sign that reads "Get caught in the Net!")
Reader's/Reading Reef
Paradise Island/Cove (reading corner with palm tree scene setter)
Reading Reef (reading corner with beach or ocean scene setter)
Reading Hut or Reading Cabana (reading area at small table with beach umbrella & beach chairs)
Writer's Wharf/Reef
Ocean Isle (science and social studies)


  1. Thank you this is just what I needed!

  2. I was searching for a Tropical Themed Welcome Bulletin Board saying & these are perfect! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! :)

  3. Thank you! I had a creative block on how to theme word my walls!