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Old 06-28-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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I've done frogs, ladybugs, monkeys and space. I'm new to 1st grade (after being in Pre-K for 4 years) and I'd like to have a brand new theme as well! Ideas?


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My first post! I think I am doing a Hollywood/Rockstar theme. Found lotsof ideas on pinterest, so maybe. Last year I had a camping theme, the year before a Beach theme.
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Our schoolwide theme is SEAS. We can do ocean, sailing, the beach or pirates. I am doing my room in black, white, and red and using ships and pirates. I am hanging ship flags in black, white, and red prints and I have little ships with their names for the door and a large nautical wheel.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:25 AM
 
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I've been reading Spaces & Places (Debbie Diller), so I decided to go for a color scheme this year. I chose light blue/green with polka dot accents.
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Mine is color, too. I use blue (pocket chart color) with some yellow and green.
If I had to pick another theme, I'd do crayons, because of the colors.


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Old 06-29-2012, 04:59 AM
 
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I have finally done it!!! I am getting rid of my jungle/monkey/safari theme after 7yrs. Needless to say I have a lot of stuff!! I will now have a western theme!!! Yee-Haw!!!
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Changing
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it up this year - I'll be using colors like a couple of the previous posters - lime green, orange, Dark red and sky blue. Then I'll use penannt banners and dots with those colors. I will probably work some owls in too, because I can't resist!
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Dr Seuss
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When his stuff went commercial I went nuts. He was my hero when I was a kid. The first book I could read by myself was The Cat in the Hat.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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doing black and white with either hot pink accents or bright or flourescent yellow. Depends on what I can find in hot pink. If I do the yellow accents I will add bees. I found at the teacher store yesterday black and white border with scrolls and flowers etc. Both sides of the border are scalloped. I thought it was neat.
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Not a real theme
Old 06-29-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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more of a color scheme. Very light yellow walls, my bulletin board paper is sky blue on all 3.5 bulletin boards. The borders are done in dots and or circles in bright colors. They seem to work well together.

The room is less distracting without my frogs, trains, etc.


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Switching from castle theme
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I teach first grade and I tell my students that reading is feeding their brains. So this year I decided to have a grocery store theme. It will go well with Daily 5 and CAFE. My sweet hubby has made me a grocery store for my reading nook. It can double as a puppet theater. I'll use cloth grocery bags for my students to keep their books in.
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Forest
Old 06-30-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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I have a forest theme. My boards all have the pine boughs border. Pine trees are used too. My tables are named after animals in the forest. I find the browns and greens are a soothing color.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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I did my teacher toolbox in some really great colors so I thought about doing a color/pattern theme. But then I have all those really cute DJ Inkers bear stuff and I really hate to see it go to waste so I'm not sure what I'm going to do.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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I have bright colors with the white zebra borders.. but my welcome door is Dr. Suess, but I might change it to owls because I have seen so many cute ideas with them!!!
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Dreams and beginning your life's story
Old 07-01-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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It is a huge, vague theme! Does anyone have any ideas? I have thought of the Darth Vader, VW boy who had heart surgery recently. He had a great little saying about following ones dream, but I don't know things that could go with it that fit a room.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Pirates!
Because I LOVE pirates! Or at least the movies...
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Our 3-4 building is going to have a mystery/detective theme. I am having a hard time finding things though.
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Dr. Seuss
Old 07-04-2012, 04:25 AM
 
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I am excited to try a Dr. Seuss theme this year. There are so many possibilities to spread it out over several months instead of just a week or two. Thinking about highlighting a different Seuss book each month.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:40 AM
 
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OWLS. I use the letters as names for my guided reading groups. I used this theme for the first time this past year and some of my students gifted me owl trinkets all year. And now I can find owls everywhere!
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Furry Monsters or Owls
Old 07-04-2012, 04:45 AM
 
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I keep going back and forth between the two themes! They are both so cute! I see boys and girls enjoying the colorful monsters but I am so attracted to the colorful owls!
I'm not planning on filling the entire room with the theme I choose though~ I would like to incorporate a color theme along with it!

I have a dark green floor in my room, so I feel I have to work around that! (A forest theme would probably work well...) Decisions, decisions!
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Western theme too
Old 07-04-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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I am doing a western theme this year too. What decorating ideas are you using? I have bought several items from Oriental Trading (red bandana lanterns to hang from the ceiling on clips), plus I have bought a bulletin board set from Carson Dellosa. My helpers board will be "Helping Hands". I have made work gloves for the jobs, then I will use cut outs of boots for the kids' names. I am still deciding on what to do for my classroom door and bulletin boards. I bought the teacherclubhouse calendar stuff too.
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Detective theme
Old 07-05-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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My grade level does a hallway theme each year and some of us carry it over to the classroom. Last year we did Wizard of Oz. We are working on a detective/I Spy theme. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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My theme is bugs!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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I did jungle for two years in first grade, now I am doing a new theme cute fuzzy
Monsters.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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This is the first time I'm going with a theme and I chose The Happy Honeybee collection from Schoolgirl Style. Colors are black/white polka dot, yellow, grey. I can't wait to set it up.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Our school wide theme is Bugs, I haven't started to put ideas together, I better get busy!
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Owls here too!
Old 07-10-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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With green and pink and brown being accent colors. ive done owls for the past 2 years now, and they are popular right now so there are lots of possibilities! I just got two owl ceramic jars and an owl mat frm target today!
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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I used the "Furry Friends". They have a lot of items and they are very colorful. I used them in 1st and 3rd.
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Bugs Theme
Old 07-10-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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I used the bugs in Kindergarten. They are so cute. I found a large sunflower cutout and attached velcro to different parts of the flower. Then I attaced a bug for each child and used the display as a behavior system.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:51 AM
 
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Any advice or Picts for a frog them, am really interested in doing it this year with my kindergarten . Thanks
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Travel theme
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I'm doing a travel theme!
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cute owl theme
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Found cute owl stickers at Walmart for $1.
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Outerspace
Old 07-12-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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i am an 8th grade teacher, and our theme this year is outerspace. my sister is a K-5 teacher and she is doing owls...owls are everywhere right now. in target's dollar spot, you can find a while bunch of things
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Robots
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I am doing Robots. Not for sure how I am going to incorporate them, but they are stinking cute!! Any ideas, please share.
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Travel/Chef
Old 07-16-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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I did a travel theme last year which was super cute. We had an "explorer of the week" for the star/special person of the week. The library was the "Rest Stop." It was very handy having maps and travel related things everywhere and my kids LOVED being called Explorers.

This year I am doing a Chef theme which I am pretty excited about as well. I've found a few ideas on Pinterest too. The rules are going to be posted on a giant recipe card that I made, the library is the Reading Cafe (made a overhang out of fabric so it looks like a restaurant), the job board (for class jobs) is matted on an apron and the jobs are all people in a restaurant themed (the host, manager, ect. . .). It'll be cute.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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I had jungle in 4th but the past 3 years, I had a fish theme.
I am changing to Sports this year!
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Bookworms for several years now
Old 07-20-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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I am all about emphasizing reading so we are the bookworms.I have my reading corner set up as Bookworm's treehouse with a fake tree and one of my bookcases is shaped like a house. I have several stuffed worms I got from oriental trading several years ago. I have nametags and desktags with bookworms plus bookmarks.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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I am returning to first after 6 years in other grades....so excited about my fish/under the sea theme!
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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beach, jungle, western, and sports.The previous themes were school mandated. This year is circus/carnival. I honestly couldn't find enough to take it across the room, so went with Dots on Turquoise just 'cause I loved it. Carnival theme only on hallway bb.
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