So it's a tough decision to make because I know I'll have to look at it all year and there are sooooo many different choices out there; but I've finally decided the theme I'm going to do for my classroom this fall.....The Wizard of Oz!!! It's usually one of the first chapter read-alouds we do (great for introducing ethics!), so I can tie it into the academics.
*I'm going to do signs that say "There's No Place Like Miss Trayers' Class".
*For the library something like "Have the Courage to Read Good Book"
* I'm going to start our morning message with : Dear Munchkins,
* a yellow brick word wall (I think with rainbow cut-outs, still need a good title for that)
* hot-air balloon cut-outs for their nametags.
The ideas are just flowing in. I actually found a website that sells fabric with the characters on it-I just have to find out if we can use fabric as a backdrop on our boards, we have a very strict fire marshall.
I need an opinion from y'all, because I trust you :). I found a very cheap Dorothy costume and am seriously considering dressing up in it for either the parent Meet-and-Greet or the 1st day of school. Is that totally insane? Teachers at my school don't really do things like that, but I just think it would be so much fun!
What do you think? Too over-the-top?