Each year, I create a theme and use it in my classroom all year long. In years past Ive used themes such as Dogs and Heroes. This school year Ive chosen Endangered Animals as my theme. My favorite theme, however, was Plants. Would it be too corny to say that the year I used that theme was a plant-astic year?
On the first day of school, I took digital pictures of every student. That night I printed the pictures and cut each students face from their larger picture. I attached each face to the center of a daisy pattern cut from different colored construction paper, and then displayed each daisy on a classroom bulletin board. I attached to each daisy a foot of green ribbon to create a stem. I used green construction paper to create a bottom border of grass. (Easter basket grass would also work.) The following day, students were excited at the sight of their personalized flowers!
Yearlong Themes Spur Learning and Fun by Cindy Farnum
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