What do you think of a polka dot classroom theme?

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  1. Luv2Teaching

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    Photos of a polka dot theme?

    Suggestions?
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    I think it could be cute.
     
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    Just don't overdo it. The little ones sometimes are a bit too much and can be too stimulating. Tastefully done, it could be cute.
     
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    I think its weird...
     
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    Hey, luv2...make it fun! I'm sure you will create a fun and inviting classroom.:love:
     
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    My first thought is that it would be too "busy", but I've seen it done with curtains & it's not.

    Just remember that too much may be distracting for some kids, especially for kids with ADHD.
     
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    I agree! Keep it simple. Curtains would definitely be cute as well as maybe dots with the kids name on them to decorate your door.
     
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    My friend had this theme. It was adorable. And she also did it in such a way that it was precise and calming.
     
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    Any pictures?

    Lynnnn725 hi thank you for your message!! Do you have any suggestions or pictures that you could share?
     
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    I love polka dots and have them in my room. I wouldn't say it's a "theme" but even my kids pick up on the pattern and know I like polka dots.
    I have some classroom pictures on my blog, just look for the post titled classroom pics.

    www.fisforfirstgrade.blogspot.com

    Melissa
     
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    I'm imagining that you could feature or have different animals with polka dots about the room. Like a lady bug, dalmation, girraffe, etc.

    I also picture you putting a little picture of each student in the dots. Kids LOVE to see themselves.
     
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    I am sure it could work. I don't necessarily like polka dots, but that's just a personal thing. I would be worried about too many distractions for your students, especially if you have any ADHD students, but that's true for any theme and anything you have going on your wall.
     
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    I think it sounds neat-I myself am thinking of going with a beach theme..
     
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    I'm trying to decide how to focus the "Exploring" theme our school has next year...
     
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    You could make it really cute, I always pick a theme, but in the last couple of years I have tried to pick a theme that ties into our curriculum. This past year in 5th we study astronomy so I had a space theme which turned out really cute. This year I am moving to 4th and they study explorers in social studies, so I am trying to tie that into my room...this one is a bit more difficult!
     
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    I would have loved a polka dot theme when I was in first grade.

    I'd have something to look at when I didn't feel like listening to the teacher or finishing my work.
     
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    I think I always learned best when the theme was "Inside of a classroom where the teacher doesn't like to put stuff up on the walls."
     
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    I think it will be important for it to be subtle and not over the top. I think it will work better at borders and accents only, not with a bunch of stuff.
     
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    Check out the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusuma who uses polka dots. I am going to use her work as inspiration for my class of 5 year olds to complete an art project.
     

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