I will be going into my 3rd year teaching 3rd grade. I'm not a very creative person when it comes to creating a theme for my classroom! I have yet to do it. So, I've decided I need to get a little creative and do something next year. I feel like w/ the themes you are more prone to spending a lot of $$ in creating a theme-based classroom, epecially if you're changing it every year. I read that someone had a giraffe as their classroom mascot and based a lot of the classroom activities and goals around that. I will probably do something similar, maybe change it up a little. What are somethings you guys have done or are planning to do?