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Old 06-20-2013, 07:03 AM
 
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Hate our school wide theme, so I am having a hard time getting motivated this summer. I usually spend my mornings searching for ideas to go with our theme. In the past we have done some really fun ones that were easy to come up with ideas, but this year we are doing "Color my World" and each classroom has certain colors assigned. Of course I haven't picked colors because I can't come up with anything creative. Any ideas or suggestions! In desperate need of HELP AND MOTIVATION!


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Could you do a Crayola theme and use a variety of colors? You could do a lot with the theme. Have you seen those pictures on pinterest of the melted crayons?

There's also poem about being a team in the box of crayons.

Otherwise, what about just doing something neutral like browns and blues. I did that with my dog theme and the kids loved it. I also loved how cozy and comfy my room felt the 2 years I had it up.
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Is your school multicultural? How about basing it on Crayola's box of skin colors and do a multicultural theme?
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I guess I should have included what age I teach. I will be teaching 4th grade this year so I am thinking that the Crayola theme may be to young. What do you thinks?
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No, I teach 4th and I don't think it would be too childish. I think sometimes we forget that 10 year olds are still kids.

Everyone told me not to do a Dr. Seuss theme with 4th graders. I asked my former students who were in 4th grade and they all told me it would be fine.

I had 5th and 6th graders come to open house night with their younger siblings and they all were like, "I wish this was my class! It's so cool."

Just try to make it more about colors and a few Crayola type things. I just came across how to make giant crayons on pinterest too. You could make the Crayola wreath I have seen. You could also just have your labels and posters in bright colors. There are so many free or cheap items like that on teachers pay teachers too!


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I automatically thought the Olympics when you said "Color My World".
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I would go with green for land and blue for ocean. These colors look good together and there are many shades of each. Geography, maps and globes could be your motif theme.

Good luck finding what works well for you.

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My room started out as a groovy theme but..
Old 07-12-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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I ended up using many of the neon type color with just a little "groovy" stuff thrown in. All my borders were black with the dots or peace signs. I also used those patterned letters - from Carson. I had some windows in my room and had some see through curtains of neon green, blue pink and orange. My backboards were different colors of the rainbow. They weren't super bright but also not typical crayola colors. I taught 5th and the kids loved it. That way your not "stuck" with a color set. Carson has a lot of good colorful borders and letters.
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