Friday Flashback: Shout-Out, Themes, & a Giveaway!

Can you say hodgepodge??  Since I've been on spring break this week I don't really have much to show you as far as a flashback goes this week.

I know some of you have been back (or still) in the routine though, so I hope you'll link up to share!

What you must do is comment on this post.  Why?  Because then you can see my CUTE new bordered comments created by the ever so fabulous Michelle from 3am Teacher.

You've seen her adorable clipart and precious buttons all over blogland, right?  But, did you know that she also has blog add-on packages, like these bordered comments?  I didn't either...until I saw Rachel get the bordered comments on her blog, The Tattooed Teacher, and then I knew I had to jump on board.

Not only did she cutesify (yes, that's a word!) my comments section, she also made my design have threaded comments (with the reply option) which I was previously told was not possible with my particular template.  She's a genius, I tell ya!! :)

She was so easy to work with and super fast!  Highly recommend her help! :)

Even though today is Friday, you do NOT want a flashback of my week.  Trust me.  It would be me in my workout gear (I did hit the gym each day!) cleaning, working on the laptop, playing with the dogs....yada...yada...yada.  Nothing exciting, but I loved every moment of it!

I spent much of this week bundling up many of our Classroom-Themed Resources at Teacher's Clubhouse into units.  Over the years we've had MANY requests for this, but it was always such a daunting task.

Well, we're finally tackling it!  Having the themes bundled into units means that you can now get the resources for half the price!  We're still working on them, but they'll be ready by the end of the year so that you can get a head start on next year.

If you're not familiar with our themed resources, you can see a complete list of them here.  It's quite extensive!  So, what is your classroom theme?  I was Madden's Movie Stars for years and years and absolutely LOVED that theme.  Here's a look at some of our "Hollywood Bundles" that are already available on our site and our TpT shop.

Hollywood Classroom Theme Pack #1 (26 resources)
Hollywood Classroom Theme Pack #2 (34 resources)
 Hollywood Classroom Theme Pack #3 (33 resources)

So, you can see....if you're looking for classroom-themed resources, chances are we can help you!

Last year, I decided to change my theme to Madden's Mon-STARS (a monster theme) and while it was a HUGE undertaking, I've loved every moment of it.  Many of my summer posts last year were dedicated to preparing my room for this new theme.  I'm sticking with it for a few years, but can't wait to have the summer to put a few new ideas into place! ;)

Do you have a classroom theme?  Are you keeping it or changing it up next year?  I would love to help you get a jump-start on your new theme or spice up your existing theme!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter - (it'll ask you to leave a comment telling me what your classroom theme will be next year....see I told you I really wanted you to use my new, cute comment section ;) )

I'll announce a winner on Monday and that person will get to choose a FREE theme pack from Teacher's Clubhouse!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Love your theme units! My theme is always "Moving Right Along TOGETHER!" with the Muppets, so I am all set. BUT, I wanted to see your new comment setup--looks great! Enjoy what is left of your break... I too have been off this week! Take care!

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

  2. I'm doing a Jungle/ Monkey theme in my room next year. I'm your newest follower. I love your blog!


    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

  3. I'm doing Dr. Seuss, but more of an aqua, red, and white theme.


  4. I LOVE THE NEW COMMENT BOXES! OOOOMG I need them :) She is SO talented!! My theme next year is going to be blue birds, nature tree, brown, lime green, and light blue! I am going to revamp what I have this year :)


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  6. The Hollywood pack would be perfect for my room but I purchased it before I read the rest of your post! LOL Have a great weekend!


  7. LOVE your new theme packs! I don't have a theme - it's just really "bright" in my room! Love your new comment border :)

    There's a Giveaway at Lucky to Be in First!

  8. I LOVE your comment border! Very cute! :)

    Miss R's Room

  9. Your theme packets look wonderful. I don't really have a theme in mind. Right now I have a brightly colored theme for all of my signs and labels.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  10. First of all I LOVE your bordered comments. Super cute. I look forward to reading your blog. I think you have wonderful, practical ideas. We do a new theme every year. We always say we are going to keep the same one but then we get excited about a new one and switch it up. Next year will be an Ocean theme. I'm so excited!!! I hope I win!!!

  11. I love these comment boxes! Heading over now to check Michelle out. :) *Finger crossed* I have a classroom next year, and I would love to do a color theme (blue and yellow). I figure that my first year I should keep in simple since there will be SO many other things to focus on! Your nautical theme would be perfect!

    Happy Friday,
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  12. Since I was out on maternity leave and in my 9th month at the beginning of the year, I did not really get to set up the way I wanted. I just started the monster theme. I am going between that, aliens, robots. I also like the polka dot theme.

    Crystal Shepherd
    The lamppost in 1st grade math

  13. Probably bright rainbow colors again :)

    Fifth in the Middle

  14. LOVE the comment boxes!! My room has a hippo theme! Surprisingly, there are NO hippo themed resources... I've had to make my own.

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  15. Love your new comment borders! I use polka dots and bright colors inmy room!

  16. Your new comment borders are fabulous! I agree, Michelle IS a genius! I'm on her list for a fabby new blog makeover.

    I love all of your bundles, Amanda and am such a Teacher's Clubhouse fan! I think I bought you all out 5 years ago when I started teaching second grade!


  17. I'll probably use polka dots again next year! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!


  18. I'm doing a pirate theme next year!

  19. My theme is blue and green polka dots. I am thinking about adding yellow ducks or stars next year. It needs a pop of color.


  20. What an awesome giveaway! Pick me! Pick me!

    I LOVE themed-things. I have a travel-themed classroom this year and I am already thinking about making a change. I really like the idea of the Hollywood theme.

    Joy in the Journey

  21. My theme is "Around the World" (traveling, maps, etc)

  22. I *love* setting up themes! My current theme (I teach literature) is "There's a Book for That." I've got across my 2 boards on black fabric about 50 popular books in the shape of apps. Before teaching literature, I was the technology director, and I love telling my kids that I'm way more of a book nerd than a tech nerd!

    Your "comment art" is AWESOME!! :)
    I'm Lovin Lit

  23. I have done the safari theme for most of my teaching career! Still not tired of it! I will probably keep it as long as my safari jeep holds up!

  24. I love your comment boxes! Michelle did such a wonderful job:) I'm dreaming here (bc I don't have a big wall right now in a homeschool room) but I would love to do a big world map and history theme:) As the locals say here "Que Dios Quiere":)

  25. Solid black and then yellow/red/green apples and dots borders with the same color accents in other things.

  26. I love 3 am Graphics! I am keeping my Rockstar Theme.


  27. I will be sticking with the underwater/beach/ocean theme that I have had since I started teaching 2nd grade 6 years ago. Within that I have a aqua blue and lime green color scheme with a few pops of orange and yellow. I have spent WAY too much money on this theme to change now. :) The only way I would change is if I went to another grade level.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  28. Love a beach theme!

  29. I was thinking of a frog pond or woods/camping. Not sure yet,though, and it could change!

  30. Oh my gosh! I am loving this comment box! Seriously adorable! I just found you via Technology Tailgate and I'm so glad that I did! My last classroom theme was monkeys and I'm really not sure what I would pick!

    Learn With Leah

  31. I love these comment boxes, like may others. Way too cute! I think I will be doing Mickey Mouse theme since he is my favourite :)

  32. I was thinking of a "Let's Head Down the Trail" theme since it could include everything from landforms to ecosystems to adventure stories. I have been thinking about starting to blog too!


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