Classroom Themes Linky

As I have been cruising around blogland I have noticed so many people shopping and stocking up on supplies for the new year.  I think most people have settled on a theme. But others are still up in the air.
So I am having my First Linky.
 I have gone back and forth and finally decided on a simple bright Tropical Theme for my class.

It started with my Common Core Posters.  I just fell in love with the colors and they made me happy looking at them...if Common Core can make you happy, lol!



Then I made a Clip Chart to go with it and it just snowballed from there.



The past few days I made some background papers to go with my theme and created some desktags, classroom labels, a word wall and a banner to use in the class.



I bought some cute plastic buckets that I will use on my table to hold glue, pencils and crayons.


My book bags reflect the colors I will be using and I plan to add little touches everywhere to make it bright and fun.



It was easy to do since I live here and it just reflects what we are surrounded by.

I would LOVE to see what everyone else is planning to do for their theme or just some items you plan to use in your classroom.  Maybe your ideas will inspire others!!

Please link up below and share your Classroom Theme/Inspirations.
I can't wait to see all of your ideas!!


51 comments

  1. I'm from Australia. We don't really do class themes over here. I'd imagine some do. I wish we did! I LOVE the idea :)

    Shanyn
    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

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    1. I never really had a main theme either. I have always just loved bright colors in my class. It makes me excited to want to be in my classroom!

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  2. Yay!! I love this idea! I can't wait to link up in the next couple of days. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. Those colors are so fun! No wonder they make you happy :) I love this linky idea! It's one of my faves to go and read!

    Brittany
    Sweet Seconds

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    1. I just checked yours out, so fun!!

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  4. I love this idea for a linky party. I am going to start planning my blog post, and I will be back later to link up! :) I love your theme. Such bright, happy colors!

    Delighted in Second

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  5. I love the colors you are using, perfect for your theme! I also love your linky party idea. I just linked up and I'm so excited to read about what others are planning to do in their rooms!!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  6. What a great idea. Where did you get the cute containers?

    Terri
    thefirstgradeprincess.blogspot.com

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    1. Terri, check out Price Busters. It's about as close to a Dollar Store as you can get in Hawaii!

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  7. LOVE the colors...they are VERY close to the ones I use! I will be linking up for sure later today or tomorrow!

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

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    1. Yay! Can't wait to see it Tonya!

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  8. This is an awesome linky party. I love looking at other themes and classrooms. Thanks for hosting.
    Michele

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  9. I echo Michele (which is how I found your page)! Such a great idea for a linky party, and I love your classroom theme! :)

    Stephanie
    Maestra Bilingue

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  10. Thanks for hosting the linky party-I linked up and visited all the others. I got to visit some blogs that are new to me!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  11. I love all the colors you've chosen. So bright and colorful and fun! I've joined your linky party, it's my first, hope I did it right. I'm #12. I didn't think to put my blog title...duh. :)

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  12. We LOVE this linky party. Kelly and I have had our themes, the ones we linked to, for the last 5 years (at least). We are both working this summer to keep our same theme (ocean for first grade and Harry Potter for fifth) but have been inspired by all the wonderful themes we have seen blog stalking to KICK IT UP A NOTCH! Already I have worked on clipboards, some shelf painting, redesigning a filing cabinet, and more.

    Thanks for hosting, we will be checking back on the party often to see how things are going!
    Damien and Kelly
    The Reading Buddies

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  13. I'm so excited about this linky party! I will be posting pictures of my classroom in the coming week as I start my school year! My theme is jungle/safari. :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac

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  14. I love your colours, so fresh and bright. I was at Michael's Crafts today and found some great buys...I love owls and although I am not planning a whole theme around that, I found some nameplates, tags and paper with owls, for a dollar !! My fav. thing I found, glittery, foamy letters with stripes to spell out DAILY FIVE. You have inspired me !!

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    1. I love finding deals like that! Aww, I am so glad to have inspired you:) I started blogging because of all of the wonderful ideas out there and I am so happy that I can contribute to such a great community!

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  15. I so want to know how everyone creates all of those borders and backgrounds,papers, borders, and such - like the ones you did for your Common Core posters, desktags, labels, etc? Is this something you can share? Is it a special program? Does it require an apple computer?

    Thanks for any help or guidance you can offer!

    Randy
    The Middle School Mouth

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  16. I have been doing classroom themes for quite a few years now. I am so excited about this linky party! I have my post ready and linked.

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Rebecca
    The Teacher's Chatterbox

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  17. Thanks for hosting the linky party. Having a class theme can be fun but it can also be hard to come up with ideas. I linked up and now I'm ready to start checking out all the other theme posts.

    Hooty's Homeroom

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  18. I am so excited about this linky party. I am going to share mine as soon as I can! Thanks for this...

    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  19. Thanks for hosting, Corinna! Great idea!

    Dana

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  20. Thanks for hosting this, Corinna! I'm having fun seeing people's themes and am more motivated to get mine going, especially since school starts in two weeks. Nice idea!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

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  21. This is so much fun, thanks for hosting! I love seeing all of the different themes out there :)

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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  22. Corinna, this is my first time to 'hop' through. Thanks so much for hosting the link-up..... I'm already getting traffic from your site! I'd LUV for you to link-back to my blog hop, something 'organizational' from your archives or something brand new would be welcome as well.

    Debbie Clement
    RainbowsWithinReach

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  23. I'm a little late but I just added to the party! Love your bright buckets! I bet your room will look awesome! :)

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  24. I love the bright colors and you can never go wrong with a tropical theme :)
    This is a great idea for a link party and I wish I could share. But, I just changed my blog theme and need to coordinate everything. How did you make your adorable printables (banner, word wall, etc)? I have been wanting to try my hand at creating these and have been searching google for tutorials. Maybe I'm searching the wrong phrase. Do you have any suggestions or websites that would help me?

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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  25. Love the polka dots in your tropical theme! I am going with polka dots this year. It will really be my first classroom theme. I did owls this past 5 months, as I started in February, but didn't have time mid-year to focus on getting it together much.

    Stop by http://ifyougiveateacheratreat.blogspot.com/ and check out my polka dots! Thanks for creating the linky party. This will be the first one that I have joined!

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  26. Thanks for hosting this! I just linked up and cannot wait to check out all of the blogs!! I am your newest follower! :)
    Michelle
    Kindergarten Stars

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  27. Thank you for hosting the linky! I can't wait to see everyone's ideas! I love the idea of a surfing theme - especially the bright colors.

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  28. I found you via Extra Special Teaching, who linked up! I had to click over because my classroom has always been done in a beach theme! I usually have a bulletin board that says "Catch a Wave Into 2nd Grade" or "Surfing Into 2nd Grade" at the BOY. So we're sort of kindred spirits, lol! Love your bright colors, too. My room has lots of teal and lime green and other brights. I have a lot of plans to improve things for next year, but I'll see if I can find some pics to link up! Great linky party!

    -Gayla

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  29. I'm loving it!! Love the colors! :)
    Man...I've missed so much while being gone...lol

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  30. Thanks for hosting! I joined the linky and hoped that I did everything correctly. I also highlighted you and placed your link on my blog. I LOVE looking through so many awesome ideas!
    Leah @ learning-4-keeps.blogspot.com

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  31. I wanted to say thank you too!! What a great idea for a linky! :)

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  32. Thanks for hosting this. What a great idea!!!! I have to admit I am a bit jealous that you live in Hawaii. :) I checked out a lot of the blogs listed for some of the great themes listed. I hope you will come and check out my blog. I am just getting started.
    Thanks again,
    Julie
    TheTeachingBug

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  33. Hi there! I just followed you and joined the linky party! Your blog is too darn cute!

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  34. Ohh I love this linky party! My most favorite part of being a teacher is the decorating and setting up my classroom part! My theme used to be apples and primary colors. This year it will be safari with primary colors. I can't get in my classroom until August so I won't have new pictures until then but here are pictures of my classroom last year!
    http://firstgradeheart.blogspot.com/2012/01/classroom-setup.html

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  35. Thank you so much for hosting this! I am interested in doing a Hawaiian/Beach theme this year too! My sister lives in Honolulu and I come to visit her a few times a year and just LOVE it there!! Consider me your newest follower!

    Lauren C
    www.kinder-friends.blogspot.com

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    1. That's great Lauren, thanks for following along:)

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  36. Thanks for sharing and having the theme Linky party. Later this week, I will definitely do the link up- I am heading to my classroom soon to do more Zebra stuff and can't wait to share some photos.

    Best wishes,
    Brittany
    Keeping Up With First Grade

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    1. From what I have seen it looks great so far Brittany:)

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  37. Hello! I love your blog! I'm fairly new to blogging and just created my first blogspot. I'm a new teacher and will be teaching third grade in September. I'm both excited and nervous! I love surfing the net and browsing the numerous awesome teacher blogs. I've also become addicted to Pinterest as well! LOL! Have a great time decorating your classroom, I know I will!

    Peace & Blessings

    Jennifer

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  38. This would be perfect for my sister, she teaches second grade. Can`t wait to show her this. thanks for sharing..

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