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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Peace...Love....P.R.I.D.E. A GROOVY Classroom Theme

 At the end of the school year, I thought our school would not have a specified theme.  So, I started looking for some inspiration to come up with something I hadn't used before.  I came up with P.O.P. S.T.A.R.s (Purposeful, Organized, Prepared, Students , Thinking and Acting Responsibly) which I posted about last month.  Then, this week, I opened an email from school.  Apparently, I had not been a very good listener (BIG surprise there!).  While we don't have a topical theme (like jungles, or racing, etc.), we DO have a motto. After several failed attempts to integrate what I had come up with and what the school was using, I knew I had to scrap my original idea.  So, here is my REAL theme for next year. 


Our school's motto this year is PRIDE - Prepared to Learn, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Enthusiasm. I am a child of the 60's.  So, I put them together and voila!   I am excited about how it all came together.  I am going to be working with a wide range of ages this year, and I think the bright colors will appeal to all ages. Since I'm still not sure how much I'll be working in my room vs. going into other classrooms, I didn't create a lot of the normal back to school items.  Instead, I've created forms and displays that I know I will use.  Now, I am ready for vacation (T-3 days and counting.)

I've joined the Classroom Themes Linky party over at Surfing Through Second.  Click on the blog name to head over and check out lots of great ideas.

Happy Blogging!


  1. jamieayres.comJuly 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Love your theme--can I steal it? All good teachers are thiefs;-) I'm going in on Wednesday--you?

  2. Amy GroutJuly 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    I'm leaving for vacation on Wed. I may not go into school until the 30th. This will be the first summer I don't go back as soon as the doors open and I am looking forward to the "extra" 10 days. Oh, and by the way, we aren't thieves, we are treasue hunters...LOL.

  3. Janis LeachJuly 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Super cute theme!! Thanks for finding and following my blog. I'm now your latest follower!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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