The Perfect Thanksgiving

One of my favorite Thanksgiving books is Eileen Spinelli’s The Perfect Thanksgiving. JoAnn Adinolfi illustrated it with bright colors and primitive drawings with mixed media collage. It is the story of two different Thanksgiving celebrations: the perfect holiday of Abigail Archer, and the imperfect one of the narrator. “Abigail Archer’s father… Continue reading

Mermaid Classroom Theme

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  Mermaids have captured our imaginations, and they make a fresh classroom theme. Start your bulletin board with an ocean backdrop. Add a scaly border. Mermaid tails are an alternative. Mermaid cutouts set the theme. We like to add iridescent bubbles. Carson Dellossa’s “Dive into Learning” set brings in divers… Continue reading

Unicorn Classroom Theme

Unicorns make us think of specialness, so they can make a great classroom theme. Fun Express makes unicorn bulletin board cutouts: The bulletin board set that goes with the unicorns doesn’t include more unicorns, but has a focus on magic and dreams: CTP has unicorn borders: Once you’ve chosen your… Continue reading

Cactus Classroom Theme

Choose a trendy theme for your classroom this year: a cactus classroom theme. It works with your cowboy classroom, makes a great starting point for a study of biomes, suits a Spanish class, and looks great! There are some very snazzy ready-made decoratives for a cactus theme this year. Eureka… Continue reading