Photo Credit: Classroom Clicks
Just like with everything else in education, classroom décor is cyclical. Right now the trend is to go with bright colors or neutrals. Everyone wants their classrooms to be a replica of their homes - warm, inviting, cozy, and beautiful - truly Pinterest worthy. But, I just can't let go of my fun classroom themes and I'm here to tell you why.
I can't reveal too much about my new theme yet because it's still a work in progress, but here are a few of my superhero transformation pics so far.
These felt masks will unit my students on the first day of school. We'll take a superhero class pic as we students write about what qualities make them SUPER!
Easy and cheap bunting across windows brings our theme colors to the forefront. This is just fabric cut into shapes and attached to the top of my window with red duct tape - no sewing at all!
Bulletin board are in progress to match the bunting and tie our room together.
Extra fabric is used to make a scrap valance to hang on our classroom door.
Our class T-shirt that will be worn proudly! Yes, that's the Wonder Woman logo flipped upside down for Madden's Marvels! ;)
Check back in a few weeks to see the full classroom reveal and to watch the magic begin!
Fun, child-centered classroom themes may not be for everyone, but if you've been on the fence, I encourage you to jump in and give it a try! Often, teachers don't jump in because of the cost factor. But, go ahead and decide to keep the same theme for several years, at least, knowing that you can build on it.
If you already have a theme in your classroom, think about what it is and if it is for you or for your students. If your theme is your favorite college team or your favorite color, it may not really be inclusive to all of your students. Make your classroom a place you love, but also a place your students are excited to come to each and every day - even before they know you!
If you're on the hunt for classroom décor for your theme or are looking for a new theme, check out the themes in my shop. I've updated almost every single theme this summer! Each theme contains over 40 resources, including editable newsletters and Open House slideshows.
Whatever your theme, or non-theme, I hope you have the most magical year yet!