Monday, August 5, 2013

Classroom Theme

I know there have been a bunch of blog posts recently questioning the validity of classroom themes and the "cute-ness" of the classroom. Personally, I choose a theme because otherwise I'd probably just buy a bunch of borders I thought were pretty and my room would be a hot mess! 

Usually I do tie it in to educational activities-places (China, New York, Hollywood) or stories (The Wizard of Oz). This year I was just kind of uninspired as to what theme I wanted to use. Maybe something tied to a story I'd read them. Well, today it came to me. I am going to do DRAGONS! Since I'm reading My Father's Dragon to them this year and I love the time period of Kings and Queens and Knights and castles (do you think I could put a Game of Thrones poster up, probably not, huh? :).

I'm on an internet hunt for more borders, however I did find this one today:

Are you ready? My word wall is going to say "These Words Are On Fire"--get it, like the Alicia Keys song. I was excited! Now onto find castle and dragon accents--they have to be out there somewhere!

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  1. And you could read The Paper Bag Princess and The Popcorn Dragon two of my favorite books for that theme.

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. Yes, I think my kids would really like those. Thanks Laurie! :)

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I know they thought I was a bit of a psycho cheering to myself in Teacher Heaven-but I was excited. :)

  3. I LIVE for dragon units! Check out my posts for more ideas. This is not so much a theme to me as a lens for looking at life and literature.

    First in Maine

  4. Oh my goodness, I love this!!! Best wishes on finding what you need for a super hot year :)

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits