Classroom theme

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  1. ampete

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    Any ideas for a theme in my Kindergarten classroom at a Catholic school? First time teaching....had the idea to do a Cars theme since Cars 2 came out this summer but not really sure. Any thoughts?:)
     
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    I like the cars or racing theme idea.

    How about:
    -an animal or zoo theme- Noah's Ark
    -sport themes are always fun too.
    -Frogs
    -Jungle

    I was thinking myself of doing a Fairytale theme.

    Good luck on whatever you choose to do.
     
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    Just keep a general cars or racing theme if you want to have some Cars 2 things. I think you could do a lot with this.

    We've also done farm, stars, space, music, sailing
     
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    I have a jungle theme and keep it from year to year. I just change the main animal.
     
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    This year I am doing a "camping" theme: Mrs. K's Kinder Camp.
     
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    I use to teach in a Catholic School and thought it was great if you can make your theme connect with their faith in some way. In the past, I have done a Noah's Ark theme (very easy with lots of resources out there), fish (fishers of men), angels, etc.

    One thing I would do is look for some Vacation Bible School materials on clearance this time of year. One year I found some great sports related items for VBS too. Oriental Trading and Dollar Store usually carry VBS items.
     
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    I like the idea of tying in the faith with some way doing Noah's Ark or angels or something, however, I feel like doing a "racing" theme would give me many more things. However, do I need all out Disney's permission to use the Cars characters? Really, I don't want any big posters, I'd really just use printed images of the Cars characters like for the hand in basket, the attendance chart, first week name tags, etc. For just those few things would it be okay, or do I need to just switch to regular race cars with the whole permission thing?
     
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    I have a bunch of themes with pictures, sayings and ideas on my site including a racing theme. I think based on your age and school situation, I would also stick with animals or insects.
     
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    Still struggling with this theme thing.....I just don't know what I want to do. I'm impartial!! Any more thoughts on this? I really LOVE the car/racing theme, BUT since I'm in a Catholic school I think it'd be really good to do a Noah's Ark or fishermans theme or something of that sort. I really just don't know!
     
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    Idea

    Do the racing, they probably get tired of the Noah's ark stuff. Many of them go to church or Sunday school and already see and hear this stuff alot. Do whatever will make it more fun for you to teach and them to learn. I teach at a Christian school. I use different themes each year and just try to tie in scripture with one of my bulletin board. Ex. "Racing For Jesus"
     
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    oh! nice idea!! That's awesome...I like the Racing for Jesus! :) Thanks for that idea!
     
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    By the way...do you think its ok to print out mcqueen images for nametags/attendance chart or should i just stick to a plain old race car in case of copyright issues?
     
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    Racing

    I found out that if you purchase CARS stickers that they my be used to make other things. You could purchase the stickers online and use them to make your own nameplate with sentence strips from the Dollar Tree stores. You can also do this with their decals and posters. Purchase them and then use them in anyway you want on bulletin boards, walls etc.

    I would then add in the more neutral racing theme items from oriental trading and other teacher resource stores. You can do a lot with the black and white check flags, tablecloths and fabric. Wheels are also nice accessories.
     
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    Amazon has some giant decals for only $17. And cheepstickers dot com
     
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    If you use "Racing for Jesus", you could add the verse, "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
     
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    I teach in a public school and my theme is Frogs. I decided on Frogs when Fully Rely on God was so popular. Very few know the reason I am the frogs, (I don't advertise it), but in a Catholic school you could. There are tons of frog items available!
     

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