Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dr. Seuss Theme Classroom


I have had so many requests from teachers who are interested in using a "Dr. Seuss" theme in their classrooms. Because Dr. Seuss is protected by copyright, I am not able to honor those requests and create products using specific images or phrases. Instead I have compiled ideas that can be used and created a Whimsy-Themed Classroom Essential Bundle that consists solely of colors that will complement a Dr. Seuss themed classroom. You could easily pair the components of this bundle with books and artifacts to create a customized classroom to meet your vision.






BACKGROUNDS:
  • fabric or paper in bright, primary colors

BORDERS:
  • red and white striped ribbons
  • polka dotted ribbons or trims

TITLE SUGGESTIONS:
  • Hats off to a Great Class (w/ photos of students in red/white striped hats)
  • Oh the Places You'll Go 
ADDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HELP ENHANCE YOUR THEME:
  • Use actual book covers on bulletin boards as they relate to the topic (i.e. One Fish, Two Fish for math, Happy Birthday to You for a Birthday Board, If I Ran the Zoo for a Job Board
  • Incorporate quotes from Dr. Seuss books throughout the classroom.
This bundle contains 34 coordinating products that will allow you to design an amazing, personalized beach themed classroom for very little cost. The bundle includes several editable files so you may use your own fonts and colors to customize nameplates, cubby labels, name tags, binder covers, newsletters, dismissal cards, schedule cards and more. You'll receive all of the items shown below:
 

 

Click to visit the Classroom Themes Page featuring free ideas for almost 40 of the most popular classroom themes and color schemes.

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Are You Ready to Get Your Seuss On?

That whole Read Across America and eat cake (and green eggs and ham) in honor of Theodor Geisel always sneaks up on me.

Probably because February is already so short and then we have a vacation week thrown in and then Seuss Day happens just as soon as your turn the calendar to March.

Well this year I'm ready.

I don't have a tall red and white striped hat and you couldn't pay me enough to eat scrambled eggs died green with food coloring because even though I KNOW it is food coloring it is still really, really gross.

But, I do have some Seuss worked into my plans.

Now I know you might be thinking, "but, you teach 3rd! How are you working Dr. Seuss into 3rd grade?"

Magically the stars aligned.

Our current social studies concept is "Biographies of Famous People from Massachusetts" and lo and behold Dr. Seuss is included on the list of figures that the state has deemed worthy of our attention. So I'll be using a few of the activities in my Biography Packet to focus on him.

We also need to teach a bit about economics and supply and demand...oh and plants. Hello Lorax!

If you didn't read my lengthy Lorax post with ideas specific to the book you canfind it here.


This is one of my writing packets. It includes 15 pages of printable pages differentiated for grades K-5. There are 4 full color pages to use as bulletin board titles and/or class book covers.




You can purchase it by itself by clicking here or as part of my February/March Writing Project Packet which includes 6 kits for just a little over $2.00 each.

A HUGE Thanks to Debi from Just 4 Teachers for emailing me pics from her adorable "Seussical" classroom to share with all of you. She has a great Seuss binder resource available on her blog. Check it out here.
















Dr. Seuss Quotes...These would make great bulletin board titles.








Get your craft on...Seuss Style {source}







The following 2 pics are from The Joy of First Grade. She also has some teaching ideas for Dr. Seuss.




I can't put into words how much I heart these. I would use them with a student work display and leave them up all year.




The image above is from a site that I have no affiliation with, nor have I even ever ordered anything from, but they had a bunch of Dr. Seuss themed classroom items. Check it out here.




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12 comments:

  1. I am just wondering if you have any idea when you will post the Groovy 70's theme. I am soo waiting to see pictures of what others are doing with this theme. I am on pins and needles!!!

    Jenny
    jfutch@long.k12.ga.us
    http://mrsfutchsclass.blogspot.com/

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  2. Can't wait to see the Superhero theme

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  3. Hi, I love this post. I am such a Seuss fanatic. Every year, I find it hard to come up with a new theme involving Seuss. I have a few pictures that you could add. Email me if you are interested. Also, my last post goes with your theme. It is for the Communication Binder...S.E.U.S.S. Students Everyday Using Strategies Successfully. :)
    Debi
    http://just4teachers.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for posting a link to my little hand print thing one & twos!!! Glad you like them:) I ♥ your blog!;)
    Little Warriors

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  5. I think that behavioral chart with the clothespins are great...I kept trying to think of something cheap I could do as a subject area teacher for 1-4th graders without taking up room on my walls for 3 or 4 seperate charts.

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  6. do you have a blackline copy of the page they drew the pictures of themselves on? I would like to add that to one of my pk bulletin boards?
    Thank you,
    Sydney (maskedraiderfan@yahoo.com)

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  8. Hey - I love your superhero cape for Bdays! Do you happen to have a pattern for that? The source button underneath picture doesn't seem to be working. Thanks!
    jennawoodell@gmail.com

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  10. I am so amazed with the creating of your blog, such a nice information and very presentable, thanks for making this one, I will definitely bookmarked this one.

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  11. Very creative ideas children has. Looks really fun :)

    Cathrine
    My blog
    readingeggsreview.net

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  12. Love the Tree!!!!!!! Did you use butcher paper or tissue paper and how did you hang this wonderfut tree

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