Theme?

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  1. Starista

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    Hi!

    So I usually don't get too crazy into themes - especially since I am learning a whole new curriculum coming from teaching second grade.

    But I like to have a few staple decorations (birthday chart, welcome bulletin board set, AR goal chart, etc) and am wondering if the following are too primary:

    Owls
    Bumble Bees
    Movie Star Theme

    Please advise! Thanks so much!!
     
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  3. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    My old school used to do school-wide themes and we did Hollywood once. Not too primary. I've seen owls in upper grades, too. I don't think bees are too primary, either, even though I've never seen it personally.
     
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    I'm going with "Dots on Turquoise" by Creative Teaching Press which is just a color scheme as opposed to an actual theme. I thought I would want a theme but the colors in this line just stood out to me.
     
  5. Starista

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    Ooh I love that color.. I'll have to check it out. What do you do for behavior? I used to do the clip chart (outstanding down to parent contact) in second. Thanks!
     
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    I am new to teaching this year and have given this area a lot of thought. I think I am going with a primary color scheme type of thing. I'm going to use the colors of the rainbow (red, blue, purple, green, yellow, orange) because these colors seem simple to find and I wont have to spend a fortune. The colors will be used for deco purposes, as well as for table groups for organization. And this way, as I find things in any of those colors, I can add them in.

    I don't know if this is the best way, but I think it is how I will start off the year. I'm trying to save where I can and hoping this can help.

    In terms of themes, I think all of the ones you mentioned can be age-appropriate.
     
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    My room is simply just bright colors... I stay away from primary personally, though. I tie in my love of giraffes and The Beatles. I like being free with my choices so I can just get things that look cute. I've seen a classroom on pinterest, though, where it was mainly black and white with pops of neon color. I loved that! I just like to not be entirely confined to a theme.

    The Hollywood theme is so cute. A teacher on my team has that, and her whole group positive reinforcement with it is adorable. She has a large empty jar and another large jar full of popcorn kernels. Kids earn "scoops" of popcorn in the empty jar. When the jar fills, they have a "popcorn party" (not a super long party, just a little break, put on a little movie clip or youtube song).. The kids love it.
     

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