Classroom Theme Inspiration.. FINALLY!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I have been away from blogging for awhile. The last month was crazy! I have officially been on vacation for two weeks and after lots of fun reading (Gone Girl, anyone?! If you haven't read it.. you NEED to! Along with the other two novels by Gillian Flynn! They're all fabulous!) I finally feel like my brain has had a little bit of a break and I can start thinking about next year!

As some of you know, I am moving into a new grade at a new school next year! Very exciting and scary at the same time! I promised myself I wouldn't drive myself crazy all summer long, so I won't.. but at the same time the perfectionist inside me wants to get the ball rolling.

I really wanted to have a theme this year. I have never had a theme before and thought it would be fun. I couldn't decide though. I was stuck between Hollywood, camping, beach themed, and pretty much everything else I've seen on Schoolgirl Style - I LOVE her! Seriously, if you've never visited her site, you need to stop everything you're doing and check it out now!

Anyway, I had a dream last night. In that dream, I saw Scrabble tiles! As soon as I woke up, I knew what my classroom theme was going to be.. board games! It's perfect for me! I am constantly creating and playing games in the classroom. One of my kiddos even told me on the last day of school, "I had a lot of fun this year, because we played a lot of games!" I love tricking them into thinking multiplication baseball is just a "game"!

I know that there are tons of teachers who've done board gamed themed classrooms in the past, so I took to Pinterest to help me out! Here are a few of my Pinspirations: 


Life size board games for centers!? The kids will LOVE this (and so will I!

I need this Scrabble rug immediately

Back to school bulletin board idea
Looking for more classroom theme ideas? Check out my Classroom Theme Pinterest Board (Warning: You won't be able to choose just one theme!


  1. That's a great theme... I'm moving to a new grade this year too. I had some cute black and yellow borders all picked out and ready to go, and I had a dream that I had decorated in the Super Hero theme. I woke up and KNEW I had to change! After all, would 3rd graders rather see super heroes or flowers!! Good luck in your classroom.

  2. The books by Gillian Flynn made me CRAZEEEEE! Aren't they engrossing? I really wish she had more, because she writes like the wind on fire! Love your idea for a classroom theme. It should be fun setting up!
    Try to enjoy your holidays while you can...Back to School will come soon enough!

  3. I lurve the board game theme!!! I did Superheroes last year & since I made a lot of my decorations, I'm sticking with it again, the kids, even the girls love Superheroes so it's not gender specific too.

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