I have been so impressed over the years with the classrooms created by the many teachers I have worked with. I always loved the idea of a classroom theme and would rate my Jungle themed classroom and Hollywood themed classroom as my favorites.
Here are some snapshots from my "Hollywood" classroom (we are on open concept school, so we need to be creative since we do not have much-if any- wall space. I happen to be in one of the few classrooms with two solid walls, but one is considered the "hallway" and so there aren't bulletin boards- I just hot glued to the wall!)
Next year, I will have two book room areas (K-2 and 3-5) as well as my own classroom space- where I imagine teachers will visit for professional resources, planning and maybe even some mini-workshops. A few months ago, I stumbled upon the most inspiring woman, Melanie, who is the brains behind Schoolgirl Style. She has so many creative ideas for coordinating colors and themes and she has just partnered with Creative Teaching Press to provide tips on decor and classroom space. I just requested a copy of their catalog, but you can find it online HERE Melanie's designs are featured on the first few pages. If you haven't already started thinking about your classroom for next year, after looking at her work, you will!
I've purchased from her Owl Collection, Rainbow Collection AND Rock Star Collection- I just can't decide on my favorite!
Check out Melanie's blog and leave me some comments on your classroom theme ideas.
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