I work in a beautiful block that was custom built for Prep classrooms. We have large rooms with vaulted ceilings, shared storage and a kitchen, a big undercover play area, a separate room for the teacher aides to work in and bathrooms for the kidlets attached to each classroom. There's also secure outside storage, and BIG sandpit and grassed area and a playground. I am VERY fortunate to work in such a great space. (As soon as I'm there I'll post some photos!)
Since I'm dealing with a room that will be stripped of all it's finery I'm faced with the tough choice of choosing a classroom theme - or if I should choose one at all. I've read a few amazing blogs with details of how other teachers theme their rooms (most recently Casey over at adoring lilly) and I have a few ideas of my own that I'm yet to decide between. In the past I've done a garden theme that integrated cute bugs and butterflies. I'd love to do some sort of 'Around the World' travel theme, or use beautiful colours for a rainbow room. This year though, I'm leaning towards a Dr. Seuss inspired space!
I'm thinking that I can use characters from his books as my small group names, decorate with truffula trees, use a positive quote as my behaviour management catch-cry... and illustrations from Dr. Seuss' books lend themselves nicely to bright colour blocking on my bulletin boards and wall spaces.
|I found this print at Balancing Home.|
|Mrs. Lodge made these beautiful truffula trees.|
|Dr. Seuss canvas art from Pottery Barn Kids.|