This Summer, Plan Your Classroom Theme for Next School Year
- Grades: 3–5
Many teachers ask questions about my school-year themes. They want to know how I come up with a new theme each year, where I find the time to execute the thematic classroom decor, and how I incorporate the theme into classroom routines and daily happenings. Well, it doesn’t happen in a day! I start thinking about my theme for the next school year before the current school year is even over.
In fact, my current students love giving me ideas for new themes and brainstorming names and slogans for my future classroom. I then use the summer to continue thinking about the theme and begin making plans for classroom implementation. I keep my eyes open for sales at party stores, and I peruse the Internet to find ideas related to the theme.
By the time school starts, my theme is in full effect, and my thematic classroom is ready to welcome my excited students. Check out the theme section of my classroom website to read more about the themes I have used in past years. You will find many photos, downloadable templates, printables, etc.