Sunday, 21 August 2016

Types of Classroom Decor Themes

Classroom Decor Themes

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Classroom Decor Themes make any classroom look like a dream. My all time favorite pattern is polka dots but stripes are cute too. There are pattern themes and there are topic themes. There are also seasonal themes but the first two types can be used for the entire school year unlike the seasonal themes. The most popular pattern themes are chevron, polka dots, stripes, animal prints, glitter, patriotic, etc. The topic themes are really fun because you can use them to promote a certain culture or vision that the theme reflects. For example, my favorite topic theme is the bee theme because it promotes the traits of a bee which are being a team player, a hard worker, staying busy and focused, and having that co-operative spirit of helping others and working together. Every topic theme has its own 'mantra' and of course they are really cute!  Most preschool and elementary classrooms would typically have any one of the following: an ocean or under the sea theme, super hero theme, space theme, jungle theme, monster theme, Rock & Roll theme, Hollywood theme, beach theme, owl theme, farm theme, nautical theme, camping theme, etc.  I'll be adding more pictures and Amazon links to this post as I find more themes. I've been working on a few printable classroom decor themes myself, because it's always easier to have a version that is editable rather that a fixed store-bought template, see them below. 

Classroom Decor Themes Elementary

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This polka dot classroom decor set has a huge variety of labels in different shapes, sizes and polka dot colors (black and white too). The shapes are pennants, circular and rectangular labels. It also includes binder covers. These printable labels can be used to make name tags, filing tags, subject headers, wall/door posters, word walls, etc. You can type directly into each one. The text boxes are already inserted for you. These are 75 editable pages with vibrant colors to lighten up your polka dot classroom decor theme. It is available here at my TpT collection. There is also a glitter version.

What are your favorite themes? Feel free to add your favorite theme in the comments below.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Sequence Cards

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Sequence-Cards-PinterestSequence Cards - 3 step sequencing: These are theme based sequence cards made for the sequencing of everyday events that are familiar to young children. I loaded it with 45 three-step picture sequences - a total of 135 pictures in this set! I wanted it to have the cutest graphics I could find so that my kids would immediately zone into the activity. It is designed to be used throughout the school year and is divided into 6 themes which are Fall / Halloween, Winter, Spring, Summer, Back to school and food. There are three types of frames that your students can use for grouping the cards. The first on page three is for beginners because it uses only numbers: step 1, step 2, and step 3 (suitable for 'How to' types of instruction sequences). Page five has first next and last (suitable for ordering life cycles or events). Page four has first, second, and third. You can print the sets out on a smaller scale for reference as an answer key because they are already presented in the correct order. This is available for purchase here at my TpT collection and if you head over there, you can check out the preview which shows you all off the cards in full scale. I hope you'll like it!

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!