Today’s Thriller Thursday Theme is going to be WILD!
Hopefully after you read this post and see the pictures from jungle/zoo themed classrooms, you’ll have some “GRReat” ideas!
I chose this theme for my 1st grade classroom for two reasons…#1 They had recently painted the giraffe in the hallway right above my door. #2 I really like my friend Jessi’s theme for her classroom: “Wild about Reading.” Then when I changed rooms and grades (to 2nd grade), I kept the jungle theme. So here are some pictures from those two classrooms that I hope “LEAF” you feeling inspired!
I twisted green butcher paper to make vines and stapled leaves and tissue paper flowers on them. Then I adorned them with rubber snakes and furry monkeys!
Bulletin Board Displays
Vocabulary Display: “On A Safari for Words”
Student Work Display: “Great Work Spotted!”
One of my favorite bulletin board borders was the leafy border I made with leftover artificial leaves from my wedding. You can see it in the two pictures below. To make it, I just hot-glued the leaves around the butcher paper.
Student of the Week Display: “King of the Wild Things”
I mentioned above that I got the inspiration for my classroom after seeing my friend Jessi’s room. We went to grad school together and I just loved her classroom theme. Here are a few pics from her room.
Here are some more zoo/safari/jungle inspired sayings for your classroom:
- Roaring Readers! (or fill in the blank) decorated with any animal that roars
- We’re Wild about ___________!
- Climbing to Excellence! (or fill in the blank) decorated with monkeys
- Behavior chart: Zoo Warning! Wild Behavior is NOT allowed!
Thanks for “hangin’ around” our blog! (Get it? Hanging like a monkey?)
Don’t forget, we’ll be hosting a linky party for you to share your own classroom themes in two weeks!