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Old 07-27-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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I need some ideas for things to have around the classroom for my underwater theme. I have things for the walls like fish cutouts, crabs, etc. What other things should I have around the room to help the theme come alive?


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Here are some ideas
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what grade do you teach? maybe you can make it like finding nemo. or you can tie some beach stuff into your theme
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If you can find them, clear plastic round Christmas ornaments would make awesome bubbles. You could hang them with fishing line.
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I teach first grade. I love the nemo idea and the bubbles sound awesome! Thank you!
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i think the first graders would love the nemo theme. you can tie everything from the movie into your classroom. you could even make the fish tank! just some ideas if you need any help let me know i can usually figure out a way to make anything come to life have fun!!!


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For my reading bulletin board last year I had an underwater theme. I put up blue paper with sand at the bottom. Then I had a treasure chest. The chest was filled with gold coins and books. On the books I posted different titles and genres of book we would read. Around the outside of the chest I had more books with titles on them. The title was "Books Are Treasures."

You could also have divers around the room with the title "Dive into Learning." Then you could have bubbles around the divers with important words.
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I tried to find divers last week, but had no luck.
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I have a couple of big divers from a bulletin board set I have. I think it is from Carson Dellosa. For my door I googled diver coloring page and found some clip art. I chose one of the pictures and made it bigger using a copier and then colored them for each one of my students. I put the students names on the divers.
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Also if you have a smart board or projector you can project a diver onto the board and then trace it and color it in. Its easy and you can make it as big as you want.
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I did a bulletin board once that I used the diver idea, but I glued the pics of each child's head onto the divers body.

I also used brown paper towels (from the janitor's closet) for the sand, if you don't have the brown ones, try brown paper bags wadded up a few times and straightened back out.


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Oriental Trading has build your own foam divers. They come with goggles and a snorkel. You can insert a picture in each one. They are so cute! I'm putting mine on my classroom door with a "Dive into Learning" sign.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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Can you hang things from the ceiling?

If you can I would create a kelp forest. We use the long rolls of green paper. We tear off more than the length of kelp we want. Then we twist it to create the main stem. Then we make long leaves and staple them to the stems.

You might hang some fish in the kelp as well.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Can you put paper fish on your windows and then cover the windows with blue cellophane to make it look like you're under water?
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:08 PM
 
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Boy and girl diver pics and a great bulletin board:
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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Here's a fish themed word wall that I had saved.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:28 PM
 
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Some pics of an ocean themed room from a site that is no longer available:
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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I found an "underwater" theme shower curtain at Walmart that showed fishes.... I use that on my wall as a backdrop. I also use fishing line to suspend stuffed aquatic animals from the ceiling to make it 3-D and signs for whatever center or focus is at that time.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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Thank you for the pics!
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Teachers Clubhouse has a heap of Ocean themed materials:
http://www.teachersclubhouse.com/ocean.htm#oceanabc
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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I saw this on enchanted learning and it has sea creature templates

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cra...rama/aquarium/

It also has a craft for kids to make their own aquarium using paper plates
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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I found quite a lot of free ocean -themed resources here:
http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/topic/wo...r-the-sea.html
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Also found a great beach themed alphabet strip for free download ( if you are on Facebook)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/55553116/June-Beach-ABC
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