As 2017 comes to a close, I have been planning what my 2018 classroom will look like. I have moved across the corridor and now have to wait til school reopens to get in and sort out my stuff.
In the meantime, I am using Pinterest to gather ideas and plan.
|My 2017 Classroom board|
My 2017 classroom was Harry Potter themed, and my class were The Wizards. Searching through my photos, I realised that I have no decent photos of my class set-up for 2017. (I need to rectify this for my 2018 classroom!)
For our HP theme, we created self-portraits as wizards and witches, I had flying keys hanging from the ceiling, 'Scabbers' was hidden throughout the room (the kiddos loved finding him and returning him to the whiteboard), there were owls, Hogwarts teachers (Pop Vinyl figures of Dumbledore and McGonagall), and Fluffy made an appearance at the end of the year. I also had fairy lights around the ceiling which made the class sparkle!
As much as I loved the classroom theme (not so much the notoriety of being 'the Harry Potter teacher'), I felt it was time to try something different.
Which is where my other love comes in: LEGO!
|My 2018 Classroom board|
The plan for 2018 is to do a LEGO themed classroom, along with minifig self-portraits which my new class have already started during their transition session with me in Week 10 of Term 4.
I have got a Classroom Decor LEGO Theme bundle from TpT that I absolutely adore.
|Get this from Print Designs by Kris|
It's on SALE at the moment (which I missed by a day...) so snaffle this one up quickly. I am planning on using a lot of these resources in my new classroom, from the calendar to the table group signs to the welcome banner.
|This one is also from Print Designs by Kris|
I also picked up this one, in order to create my own signs and labels not covered in Kris' extensive classroom decor bundle.
My intention is to take photos of the classroom set-up before the kiddos arrive, but then also what it looks like when they have added their personality to the room.
Here's the blog post that inspired me to give this theme a try. Celeste has some amazing ideas that I am planning on stealing and modifying for my classroom. It looks fantastic - you should check it out!
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all have a safe and relaxing break, making sure you are recharged and energised for an incredible 2018.
Thanks for dropping in,