Friday, July 12, 2013

Classroom Themes, Literacy Activities, One Small and One BIG Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!

Over the years I have had several classroom themes.  Here is a list and a few pictures of my previous themes.

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Click here to see previous posts with pictures of my room from last year.

Unfortunately, my laptop crashed last month and I don’t have pictures from the Garfield or bug themes.

Some have lasted longer than others but each one was fun while they lasted.  I have definitely gotten better when it comes to decorating over the years. 

I am ready for a change!  This year my classroom theme will be CAMPING.  I have been busy working on it from home and I am excited to see it all come together.  I will post pictures of my new theme next month when I get into my room and have it all together.

I have also been working on a few products.  The latest one is my 10 Literacy Activities for Upper Grades.  It has a camping theme in honor of my new classroom theme. 
Each activity includes student directions, a poster, 16 task cards, student recording sheet, and an answer key.

If you would like to win free copy, leave me a comment with a decorating (board titles, items to buy, etc.) suggestion for my camping themed room.  Don’t forget to leave me your email address.  I will use the number generator to select one winner at 10:00 p.m. tonight.  (Eastern Time)

Now, for my BIG NEWS!!  Tomorrow will be the start of my 100 follower giveaway!  I am well over that number on Bloglovin’, but don’t want to miss celebrating this milestone!  I am in awe that people are actually reading my post and I want to thank all the wonderful people who have taken time to comment on my posts or email me.  I truly appreciate it!

Please come back tomorrow and help me celebrate. Here is my giveaway button.
The background is by Lovin’ Lit, fonts by Jennifer Jones and my sister Courtney did all the clipart.   Soon you will be able to find her awesome work on TPT, so be on the lookout!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. What about plastic fish, plastic bait, and fishing poles. If possible, some way to have a pond or stream with the pretend fish for the children to practice fishing.
    Toni Nicholson

  2. I have a patriotic room theme and one thing the kids love are the jobs with theme names. Dept of Conservation are the kids in charge of dumping our recycling each week, Speaker of the House is the girls line leader. For a camping theme, you could have Park Rangers as table leaders. Camp Counselors could be the teacher helper, etc.


  3. Congrats on 100 followers! :) If you have room, a small tent would look cute for your camping theme. And a fake campfire!
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. I love camping! You could make a tent entrance to your door so it looks like everyone is entering a tent.

  5. I love the camping theme! You should get a tent! How awesome would a reading corner be with a tent!

    Rosie's Rambles

  6. How about this adorable DIY campfire in a reading nook somewhere?! I think a camping theme would be so much fun!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  7. I love the camping theme, how wonderful! I think a great bulletin board title would be "Let's Learn S'more!" You could use work samples or have the kids fill out sticky notes of what they want to learn this year.
    That would be kind of cute.

    Lisa Carter