Sunday, August 2, 2015

Forest Classroom Theme

It has been quite some time since I've last made a post.
I spent most of my summer with my little guy- playing baseball, visiting the splash pad, children's museum and MANY play dates.  It's hard to believe summer is over already.

This is my 6th year teaching.  I've never really had a classroom theme.  Typically I visited the teaching store and found borders and colorful fadeless paper that I liked and threw it all up on the wall.  It was always pretty, but never anything spectacular.

Last year, I had a new teammate.  As soon as I walked into her room, I knew I needed a theme from then on.  She had the cutest robot borders, decals, calendar items, etc.  This year I decided to go with a forest theme.  Liz (teammate) and I ventured over to the teaching store and loaded up on all things forest.

So here it is.  The tour begins.
Reading board.  I promise to make an in-depth post on how I use it once the year begins.

My small group area/teacher area.

Word wall.

Up close look at word wall letter stickers (Hobby Lobby).  You can't make out the details too well in this picture, but these letters are so fun.

Learning Expectation Charts/Whiteboard/Calendar
(Post on charts coming soon.)

My 'This is the Best Class Ever!' frame from the sweet Haley O'Connor <3

Student tables.

I'm in LOVE with how my student work board turned out.  This was a lot of fun to put together.  I made the trees using fadeless paper.  I used Chevron scrapbook paper as a background for work and will be attaching student work using clothespins.  


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kayleigh,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is: 



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!



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