So 4-5 years ago I decided to forgo classroom themes. In the past, I've had frogs/bugs and even western. Then I gradually moved towards color schemes like red and black and most recently, sage green and beige. Then while browsing for a bridal shower gift in Pier 1, I stumbled across this really cool sign - it was created on distressed wooden slats. Right away, I thought of the beach. Suddenly, I was thinking of all these ideas to create a rustic beach theme for the classroom, just off of this one piece. I know it's crazy to start thinking about this now, especially when school just let out last week for us. But you never know when inspiration's gonna hit. Is anyone else changing up their decor next year?