Are you experimenting with a boho theme for your classroom? The word boho has many meanings and a quick Google search will give you some ideas. (Think Bohemian or hippie style.) I noticed the array of boho decor items when I started looking for new backgrounds and clipart for a poster set and everything that came up in the search was called ‘boho’. Hmmm… the newest trend.
Well, that’s what I thought. Can anyone remember the craze we went through a few years back with chevron? Or more recently, we saw the boom of white wood slats and farmhouse decor. Well, here we are with boho.
But, y’all it is gorgeous. I am so excited to share my latest poster set with you. It is stunning!
As I approached this boho design I tried many different styles, but settled for simplicity. I wanted the rich, neutral colors and backgrounds to speak for themselves and not be overwhelmed with doo-dads, fancy fonts, and bold letters. Simple, neutral, beautiful.
I started this poster design with new quotes but quickly realized I had a set of perfect quotes already. I pulled up the files for another beautiful set- called the Always Quotes set. It struck me that those simple, short quotes would make the most sense with the boho theme. So, I just stole my own work and recreated it in this new boho decor set!
So, who are these poster sets for?
Anyone, really. I design resources for grades 3-5, but these posters will work for many more ages. They will also work strictly for adults. Think about that poster (above) I shared sitting on your desk!
This boho set was created with elementary teachers in mind and especially those busy teachers that are decorating a classroom for the fall semester of school. Let me do all the work of designing so you can focus on organizing all those materials you put away back in the spring!
Bulletin Boards anyone?
I love decorating bulletin boards, don’t you?
A quick story- one year I walked into my remodeled school and discovered that the remodel included tiny 2-foot square bulletin boards outside every classroom.
I loved the little board instantly and couldn’t wait to decorate it. It was the perfect size for one or two items- announcements, encouragement, or shout-outs about the class. This boho poster set is perfect for a small space where you display a few posters at a time.
More recently I created square boards in my STEM lab. (I just divided a larger board in half making 2 small boards.) The photo above shows a way of decorating a smaller board using just two posters. Just change the posters weekly. The boho set has 20 posters- so that is ten weeks of boards. TIP: Use push pins to hang your posters to keep from tearing them.
Ideas for Using the Boho Set
Ideas are just flying through my head to share with you, but one stands out. My number one tip for poster use is to try a quote poster during the morning meeting!
When I taught third grade we had a morning meeting every day. It was a huge part of what made the classroom community strong and collaborative.
As part of the meeting we often discussed quotes.
So, here is one fabulous idea for you. Use one of the boho posters as the opening to your meeting.
- Just place the poster on your meeting board. I used a large rolling easel to record our meeting agenda.
- At meeting time, have students read the quote. Then have them turn to a friend and tell each other what they are thinking about the meaning of the quote.
- After a minute or so, ask if anyone heard something that was different than their own thinking. Let a few students share. You may be surprised at what is shared. When given a chance to talk freely I find that students will think much more deeply than we expect. Also, be prepared for students to have a negative response or one that is different from yours!
- Leave the poster in view all day. If your students write in a writer’s notebook they can choose to write about the quote and what it means.
Another idea– Print and frame posters to give as gifts! Think about your school secretary, the school nurse, your mother-in-law, or your best friend.
I will link a poster-printing tips blog post at the end of this post for you!
How Can You Grab this Set?
I am so glad you asked! It is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store right now. I am so excited about this set! It is one of the most beautiful ones I have designed. The colors are dusty pink, corals, gray-blues, gold, and tan. I used free-form clipart shapes and also items from nature. You will love how beautiful this set is and your students will enjoy the peaceful look of the set however you decide to share it with them.
Let me know what you think!
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