I am doing a travel theme this year. My first year in 5th grade. All my bulletin boards and displays have something to do with traveling. Visitor Information Center - mailboxes, calendars, absentee work; Avoid Road Rage - class rules, encouraging words, stars for students to fill out on their classmates when they catch them doing something good; Scrapbook - display all student work and student of the month; Rest Area - the reading center. I also put up posters about science, math, and language arts. I bought some pencil boxes from oriental trading and I will have them paint them the first couple days of school. I also found an idea about getting some small pizza boxes from a pizza restaurant and making suitcases for students to put work in (like a time capsule). I hope it all goes great! I am in a portable so I don't have much storage space. So lots of things have to be just put up on the walls.