Classroom Theme Linky

I'm linking up with Corinna at Surfin' Through Second to share my classroom theme for next year. Classroom themes can be as easy, or as complicated as you like.  I think I usually land somewhere in the middle.  I usually pick a theme with a specific color scheme.  This year, I am doing a forest animal theme using chocolate brown, green, light blue and pops of yellow. And, I'm pretty excited about it!

Here is a look at the character accent pieces I plan to hang around my room.  I will set up a "scene" on my hallway bulletin board and the rest will go in my room in various places like between the windows, in the corners of mock bulletin boards, or wherever else there is an awkward, empty space.  This picture only shows a portion of what I made because I couldn't fit them all in the frame.  I made multiples of each animal in different sizes.

I shared how I made these little cuties in this post.  And, in this one too.  Be sure to visit those posts if you're interested in crafting some for your own classroom. 

I am going to use these tissue pom flowers in the corners of my bulletin boards (which will be covered with brown fabric and framed with a double border of green and white polka dots and solid green wavy borders I purchased at Lakeshore).

 Here are the borders I plan to use:

Since I was going with a forest theme, I thought it would be fun to have a door sign that was kinda-sorta nature-y looking. So, I made this wreath as my door sign.  It was super simple.  First, I glued some flowers and a bow to a grapevine wreath. Then, I added my name to it.  The little plaque with my name on it is just a small wooden rectangle (from the wood section of the craft store).  I painted it blue and used stickers to spell out my name.  Easy peasy!

I made another sign to hang next to my desk.

I also made a reminder sign for students.  Now I won't have to tell them what they can do when they're finished.  They can just look at the sign.  In theory, anyway.  Hehe.

And, since I have this weird "thing" about making sure my theme is carried throughout my classroom, I even created some privilege cards to match.

Instead of having a prize box, my students earn privileges. They don't cost me anything and they love picking out their special privilege.  You can grab these privilege cards here for free.  :)

And, finally, a recycle box and name sticks (which I call "fair sticks") will also be incorporated into my theme.  They color coordinate with the theme, which makes me happy.  Small details and accents like this are a great way to bring your theme full circle. 

Classroom themes can be a lot of fun to work with, and the kids always end up enjoying their learning space.  You can check out this complete theme in my classroom reveal post.

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  1. I love your theme!! Those character accents are the cutest!! Your color scheme looks fabulous. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Super Cute:) I wish I changed my theme each year, but I just keep adding to the one I have! I am so going to do this linky, later tonight when I have time:)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  3. I love it! The color scheme is great, and your little animals turned out so cute. Thank you so much for linking up!

    Surfin' Through Second

  4. What a fun theme! I love your color scheme and adorable little animals! You are creative! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

  5. Thanks Corinna! I'm so glad you came up with this idea and I can't wait to read others' posts about their fabulous themes!

    @Tonya, I'm looking forward to your post tonight!!


  6. Everything looks super cute! I really like those fair sticks and the recycle bin. I'm doing a forest animal theme as well. :)

  7. I found your blog through the classtime linky. Very cute theme:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  8. Thanks Tammy! I'm so glad you stopped by!


  9. I love your decor and your Fair Sticks!! I'm your newest follower!

    Aimee (I love your name, too!!)
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  10. I love your basket with ribbons. I got some of that same green polka-dotted border!

  11. Hi Aimee. I love your theme and the things you have made. I am working on my theme and will link up as soon as I have some things to share! I really enjoy your blog and follow your blog and I have nominated you for some blog awards on my blog. I hope you stop by to pick it up. I can't wait to link up with your linky. I just need to get a little more on the ball!
    First Class Teacher

  12. Hi! I nominated you for two awards. Stop by my blog to pick them up!

  13. I'm visiting through the linky party. Your theme is super cute! Great job on all your wonderful creations. I'm excited to share my classroom theme too. Come by when you get a chance.
    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  14. I never thought about decorating the recycle box! I also like the bows on the fair sticks. Super cute colors!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  15. Thanks Misty! I figure anything I can add a cute touch to, I will! Thanks for commenting!


  16. Those characters are absolutely adorable!

  17. Your animals are adorable and I LOVE your color scheme! So inspiring!!

  18. What great ideas. I am glad I found your blog and am your newest follower.


    Innovate, Create and Relate

  19. Ok, I thought I loved my classroom theme, but I LOVE your classroom theme. Those animals are the cutest!! When I change themes (I'm pretty invested in my current one) I know which one I'll be doing! I'm having a theme linky party too over at 2busybrunettes. Feel free to link up. I can't wait to see your finished product pictures of your room!! -Julia


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