Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Class Theme and TpT Unit

Here it is Tuesday night and I'm wondering what theme I might do in my class for next year.  I keep looking for something to inspire me.  Currently, I have a monkey/jungle theme.  At my school, we have a flag hanging outside our classes to represent our theme.  I have been thinking about monsters...but where will I find a flag with a monster on it?  Anyone with any suggestions? 

I just posted a classroom theme unit on TpT.  It is for those teachers who use the Americana theme or just like the colors red, white, and blue.  It includes calendar pieces, a WELCOME banner, schedule cards, name plates, table number signs, and other goodies.  Here is a picture of some of the things included...

Have you seen these CUTE paintings over at Oh Boy 4th Grade?  I am in love with them!  Well, I picked up the supplies to do one over the weekend.  I thought I would let my 7 year old son do it...today he painted the blue background and let it dry.  Then he did the sun and was laughing the entire time because he couldn't get the half circle just right.  It has now dried and we will work on the rest tomorrow.  I can't wait to see the finished product.

Happy Tuesday!



Courtney Bartlett said...

I love those paintings! So cute! I think you should do monsters but the flag is a problem. I found this cute blog today that is switching to a monster theme. http://www.teachingmaddeness.com/
Made me think of you!

Swimming into Second

Amanda said...

So glad you stopped by my blog today! I'm happy to find someone else doing the monster theme. I look forward to sharing ideas!! :) I'm your newest follower!

Teaching Maddeness

amy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I think your blog name is too cute! I am your newest follower.
The flag thing might be a problem. Have you thought about buying a plain colored flag and painting a monseter on it? Also, oriental trading might have something for you.
Amy K.

amy said...

I cannot delete my last post, so please ignore it (it is just a figment of your imagination)! I usually hit preview and for some reason I just hit the post button.

I am your newest follower. I do think your blog is adorable. And I think switching to a monster theme would be cute as well!

I suggested oriental trading because they have a lot of different ideas and themes. They might also sell flags that you could decorate yourself.
I think your paintings are adorable too. I could never create a picture like that because I'm not very artistic. My seven year old is our artist. I wonder if having her draw sketches for me would fall under child labor (hmmm...)! :)
Amy K.
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