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!