Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Sweet Theme Decision and My First Currently!

Over the past couple weeks, my mind has been swirling with ideas for next year. I do a different classroom theme every year (I know, crazy, right?!) but I think I would get tired of seeing the same theme year after year. The way I figure it is, new class-- new theme. I initially wanted to do a puppy theme but then decided against it because well, I was having a major creativity block. I had a bunch of ideas for a crayon/ color theme which I would totally do if I was a kindergarten or 1st grade teacher but I felt like it was slightly too "little kid-ish" for my grown up second graders! I was thinking of some bulletin board titles like, " 'Orange' you glad math is fun?" "Look what we've 'Red'!" and "Let Jesus color your life!" for a fruit of the Spirit bulletin board. I scrapped the puppy and crayons (at least for this year). I already have done ice cream, monkeys, and western. Well, after not being able to fall asleep two or three nights in a row because I couldn't get my crazy brain to stop thinking about school stuff, I have finally decided to do... a... <drum roll, please!> CANDY theme. What really led me to this decision was  Reagan Tunstall's Candy Student Awards, which I bought for my kiddos for awards day this last school year, and thinking about the verse, "O taste and see that the Lord is good..." Psalm 34:8. Oh, and I also found some really adorable clip art to make labels and posters for next year.

Two words. Super. Excited.

 Here's just some of the stuff I've been working on!

All of this adorable clip art came from Dreamlike Magic and the frame on the student label was a freebie from The 3AM Teacher.


Ok, this is my first time attempting this but I'm linking up with a new blog I discovered: Oh' Boy 4th Grade.
I haven't figured out how to add the button and link to this blog though. Sorry! I'm still new at this!

Just in case you're interested, here is what's CURRENTLY going on in my life!

Right now, I am desperately wishing to go to DisneyWorld. Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE DISNEY!! I've been to Disneyland many times but have never gotten to experience the wonders of Disney World and all its other parks. (Sigh) Maybe someday.
During Spring Break a couple months ago, my hubby and I had the opportunity to go to D.C. for a week and NYC for a day! It was such an adventure relying completely on public transportation to get us around. After getting on the wrong bus and ending up on the wrong side of town with all our luggage, trying to navigate the subways to get to our hotel at sundown, we decided that although New York City is definitely an experience, it's not something we want to experience again unless we're with someone who knows where they're going. Coolest thing (I thought) about the trip was getting to go to Carlo's Bakery (TLC's Cake Boss)!

This summer, I want to go anywhere to get out of this oven I call home-- Phoenix, Arizona! I think it's supposed to get up to 110 this week and it's only June. A little girl at the summer day camp that I work at asked me what season it was the other day. I told her that it's technically still spring based on the calendar but in Arizona, it's definitely summer!

Stay cool and stay inspired!


Tania said...

My husband is visiting my brother in law in NM. NC is hot already! love your new theme.
My Second Sense

Susannah Dornan said...

Oh my goodness! There's a blog called Sweet Seconds that has the most adorable candy labels for everything! Seriously, there are so many creative teachers out there with such fun ideas to share! http://secondgradesweets.blogspot.com/

Casey Turner said...

Hi! I found you through Farley! I love your candy theme! :)

Second Grade Math Maniac

Mechele said...

I am your newest follower! I love your candy theme.
Barrow's Hodgepodge

jodi said...

Very Cute Idea theme! I'd love to see some pictures when you start working in your room! I have gone over and over different themes and cant decide on one yet! There are so many things I love!!

Southern Sweetie in Second

Katie said...

Hey Susannah! I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower :) yay! Isn't blogging addicting? I just started a few months ago, and I'm hooked... especially during the summer months when I have all this free time! What grad program are you looking into? I'm in grad school too :)

Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

Susannah Dornan said...

I'm trying to get into Northern Arizona University but since I went to a small college that is nationally accredited but not regionally, they aren't accepting my degree. :-( Blogging is totally addicting but I'm trying to take somewhat of a break this summer and really get it going during the school year. We'll see how that goes!

Anne said...

Oh my goodness, I just decided to do a sweets theme in my Pre-K class last night, and I just found your blog tonight. My theme verse is going to be Psalm 104:34. I'm very excited for it, as well. Last year I did gardening and the year before puppies. I'm excited that s candy/sweet theme will be fun, colorful, and cost effective. I look forward to seeing pics of your classroom.

Susannah Dornan said...

Endless possibilities with the sweets theme! Good verse to go along with it too! I'm starting now on making bulletin boards and decorating my room so pictures should be coming soon!

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