Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Animal Kingdom = Jungle Themed Classroom








BACKGROUNDS:
  • animal print fabric
  • solid color fabric or paper in neutral colors like tans, greens and browns
BORDERS:


  • faux foliage vines (often available at Dollar Tree)

  • use animal print duct tape as a bulletin board border or to help make classroom items better complement your theme
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TITLE SUGGESTIONS:
  • Welcome Board: Swinging into ___ Grade, Welcome to the Jungle, Welcome to __ Grrrrrrade
  • Student Work Board: Wildly Wonderful Work, No Lion...This is Some Grrrreat Work, SSSSSSSensational Work (with a snake)
  • Job Chart: Spotted: Classroom Helpers, Hunting for Helpers, Jungle Jobs
  • Birthday Chart: Born to be Wild
  • Any Board: Wild About ___, Bananas Over ___, Making Tracks in ___
ADDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HELP ENHANCE YOUR THEME:
  • fake foliage
  • stuffed animals
  • safari hats
  • binoculars
  • use animal-print pillow cases to create comfy reading opportunities
  • invest in one item that will really make a statement like the rug below
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  • roll up green paper to make vines
  • use the song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" as a transition
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  • create a PRIDE board with lion images and let kids use it to hang up their choice work using patterned felt or scrapbook paper


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Today we're getting wild at Animal Kingdom so what would be more fitting than rerunning my Jungle / Safari post (which incidentally is my all-time most popular post). I did this theme for the 10-11 school year.

My 50 Page Jungle-Safari Themed Classroom Kit is now available in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. It includes all of the following items shown in the sample pictures below, plus more! Click here to view the kit.

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This was my classroom at the start of this school year.

I was able to find some borders and bulletin board items locally (Lakeshore, Staples and Dollar Tree) but I made a lot of the stuff myself. The things that I made can be found here: SAFARI / JUNGLE THEMED CLASSROOM PRINTABLES KIT



I've debated what to call this theme. I think I've decided to just call it a "wild animal" theme. I suppose jungle, safari, rainforest or adventure would also apply. The monkeys are my favorite part.


















Go on Safari in other classrooms:

Monkey-Themed Classroom Photos: There's lots of stuff here that would be cute with the jungle theme.


Not only is this classroom tres chic, but it gets extra cool bonus point because everything is written in French. Madame McDonald teaches 4th grade in Canada. She did an amazing job of putting her jungle-themed classroom together.

I heart 3D elements. The safari hat is a great touch!
How lucky are her students to have this great spot for reading? Granted my one year of french back in 7th grade didn't exactly render me fluent, but I'm pretty sure that Hutte translates to hut. :)
It's amazing how something as simple as adding a little raffia skirt to a plant can make such a big impact. Looks great!
See more pictures of this creative classroom (view source).



This Jungle-Themed Kindergarten Classroom is a must-see...I heart the vines and leaves!
There are some cute die cuts in this room.




Oh my gosh...this door is a work of art!
It was created using rolls of animal print paper from Oriental Trading (source).

Jungle-Themed Classroom #1
This Kindergarten teacher has created a cozy reading nook. I love the leaves and vines in her room. View more pictures of her classroom (source)

Jungle-Themed Classroom #2

Jungle-Themed Classroom #3

Jungle-Themed Classroom #4 (I love the giraffe rug!)

Mrs. Johnson's Classroom

Mrs. Nielson sent me a message with a link to her classroom photos. I so heart that tree she made!
Pictures of Jungle Themed Classroom Jungle Theme{source for the next 5 photos}




2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, my mind is now racing with ideas for next year! I have truly been inspired.

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  2. Wow! More great ideas for classroom set up! It is so fun to think about themes and classroom interior design.

    Sheila

    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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