I wanted to discuss the fun of having a theme in your classroom. I teach kindergarten currently, but I have also taught Third grade and K-2 LLD. Each year I have created a NEW theme in my classroom. YES NEW!
My students always love coming into a themed classroom. It turns a boring classroom into an interesting place to learn and play! Having a theme in the classroom makes the room more cohesive and exciting! It also keeps things new and interesting for me! I love making new things and getting excited about what items I can find to go with my theme!
I have used several different themes over the past few years including:
and this year I will be doing a SPACE THEME!
I have some previous posts on my rainforest, jungle, and beach themed classrooms.
This year in my SPACE classroom I will be using some items I made.
I will be making each student into an astronaut for my WELCOME board.
I had 2 great finds at Christmas Tree Shop!
I bought 4 paper lanterns @ $1 each (red,blue, green, yellow) These will be hung over each table to label it. I will post pictures once I am able to finish up my classroom.
I also found this awesome rocket ship tent!
It's a tent but I know 24 kindergarteners would not be able to share this rocket ship, so I hung it up over our reading area. It's the READING ROCKET!
I will post more pictures of everything once I am done!