Welcome Back Poem Goodie Bag for the beginning of the school year, so cute! Also nice to know that some people still believe in laughter in the classroom in fifth grade because I'm not seeing it in my student teaching right now!
Use vinyl transfers to make semi-permanent decals for words you don’t want to have to rewrite everyday. 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom. I also like the ribbons window treatment & iron-on fabric letter ideas.
Use an over the door shoe organizer to organize school supplies by type. You'll be able to see every supply on display, but it tucks behind a door out of sight nicely, too! Click the pin for more ideas on how to organize school supplies.
Crate bench with storage bins for students' journals. Super simple to make and not very costly. Supplies: milk crates (got them for free from Kroger), zip ties, plywood board, foam, fabric and matching storage drawers (from Lowes)