Discussion in 'General Education Archives' started by firecallie, Mar 12, 2007.
Mar 12, 2007
Do you decorate or have a theme in your classroom? If so, what is it?
We use the children's art work for what ever theme we are doing to decorate our room. For example we did a castle unit and have crowns, castles and more all over our room. We have ages 7m to five years of age.
My class world tour. I have photos and postcards from all around the world as borders on my dry erase boards and bulletin boards.
Mar 13, 2007
I am a SCUBA diver, so I have an ocean theme. I teach 12th grade, so I am really not needing to have a theme, but I like it and the kids do too. They ask about the coral and the fish, and I show them my vacation photos. Kids love love love personal pictures, so I have a picture wall. They see me from high school and with my family and when I was in the band. I even have my prom pictures up (I had a horrible perm!!!) and they laugh. It makes them feel more personally involved with me, and gives us stuff to talk about.
I have a bee/garden/bug theme.
Mar 14, 2007
I don't have a theme, but one of my teammates has a baseball theme. It's pretty cute, but a bit too overstimulating for me.
Mar 15, 2007
I kind of have a bee theme, but I do not have bee stuff everywhere. I also have some bright colors.
I have a tropical/jungle theme. Birds, palm trees, grass skirts, monkies, etc.
frog theme for me
I also have a frog theme, but I am thinking about changing for next year. I have had it for three years.
Mar 17, 2007
I start the year with a phrase and decorate around that. It doesn't carry through the entire year though. Phrases I have used in the past include "Put your best foot forward", "Welcome to a magical year", "Fishing for facts in the 5th grade". Next year I'm thinking I'll use some phrase about the road to achievement is always under construction and decorate with yellow and black construction stuff. I've seen a lot of it around and it's not to juvenile for 5th graders.
Mar 18, 2007
We can't really because it's a standards based school. However, there are ways around it, but I don't have a theme. Just clutter free.
I start the year with a frog theme and then my theme changes along with what we're learning in the reading program. But, I found an amazing 3rd grade website and her theme is rock 'n roll which is really cute. The idea behind it is that all kids come in with different talents and the come together to make a rock n roll group. She spends a week building a community. I'm thinking of doing this next year.
We have a school-wide theme. This year was the first year. It was a jungle theme. All of the staff got t-shirts about going on a learning safari and we decorated the whole school with jungle stuff. Next year it's going to be rodeo/western. I have no idea what I'm going to do to decorate my room and door!
On the Road to Success
Learning Takes you Around the World
So, job chart is in transportation, my name plate on door is on a globe, etc.
Next year it'll be different.
Mar 20, 2007
I'm looking for ideas for a hollywood theme for the teachers in our school
Mar 22, 2007
Lights, camera, action!
Star players in our children's learning
Spotlighting great learning
Mar 23, 2007
You can be standards based, and still decorate.... You are right, you just need to be creative.
Mar 24, 2007
I knew I was going to have some kids with self esteem and interpersonal skills issues, so that was my focus and decided to go with a Smiley Face theme .......... we even managed to call our homework files our SMILE file (Students Managing Information and Learning Everything).
Is a good reminder to me to think positive and be happy.
It's frowned upon in our area.