Friday, July 27, 2012


Owls, Owls, Everywhere!

I'm linking up with Corinna at Surfin Through Second to share my new classroom theme this year.

About 7 years ago, I went back to teaching after being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years.  SO much had changed in that amount of time.  I often felt like a new teacher all over again.  

Picture internet, limited word processing, tracing and cutting every border and letter for bulletin boards, blackboards and chalk, no copiers, classroom activities created on purple and white "dittos", more recess time, manually averaging grades, and integrating media meant watching film strips!  How did we ever cope?

The older I get, the more I realize how valuable my time is.  Creating a whole classroom theme is not for me.  Instead, I've used bright colors like orange, pink, lime green, and yellow to decorate.  I've always longed for a "ready-to-go" theme, but have never connected with one that coordinated with my color family. Until this year..............(drum roll please) is OWLS!

Trend "Owl Stars"

Carson-Dellosa "Colorful Owls"
For the first time in my teaching career, I have found my "theme" and I am in love!   Aren't they adorable?  They are so bright and cheerful!  Also, it fits for both boys and girls.  I'm so excited!   I can't wait to get to my classroom and decorate. 

I guess I'm not the only owl-lover as I am seeing colorful owls everwhere.  If there's a colorful owl item, I've bought it!  Now, if I can only find colorful armadillos.....

Webkins Rainbow Armadillo

q Diane r


  1. Owls are sooo cute and don't know how well the armadillo theme would go over. Might be hard to find borders with armadillos on them! Cute cute!
    -Christy & Tammy

  2. Thanks for linking up Diane:) I love owls too, and there is so much to choose from. Can't wait to see it all finished:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  3. I'm going with owls too! I love your blog & nominated you for some awards...

    Carrie :)
    The First Grade Derby


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