I will be teaching third grade this year and am a new teacher. I have not yet seen my classroom (I will be in a portable!) but am trying to come up with some theme ideas to go on. I hear the Magic Tree House books are very popular with third graders and thought this would be a fun theme for them. The only things I can come up with is to try and recreate the back cover of the books- tree with the ladder coming down (create the tree out of butcher paper and buy one of those rope ladders). I thought then I could add something like "Adventure is awaiting inside". But I would also like to incorporate their names/photos on my bulletin board as well. I also thought about doing a frog theme since third grade will be studying frogs. I could then do the Magic Tree House theme maybe in our reading center nook. I'm not sure how much space I will have though. I also wondered if anyone has popular music for third grade that could be played softly during quiet time/seat work time. I need some direction!!! Thank you!