Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jungle Safari Classroom Theme








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


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:


 


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I've created a collection of printable resource packets for you to use in your classroom. Combined they have everything you could possibly need (with the exception of bulletin board borders and background paper/fabric) to create a wonderful jungle / safari theme learning environment. Be sure to check out:


    My 50 Page Jungle-Safari Themed Classroom Kit. It includes all of the following items shown in the sample picture below, plus more! Click here to view the kit.

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    In addition to my best-selling packet above, I've created all of these new resources for 2012. {CLICK HERE to see /  all of my Jungle Themed Products Together on one page}

     JUNGLE THEMED WORD WALL SET - click to purchase


    JUNGLE THEMED BASKET LABELS - click to purchase 


    JUNGLE THEMED WORD JOB CARDS - click to purchase

    JUNGLE THEMED MULTIPURPOSE LABELS / TAGS- click to purchase

    JUNGLE THEMED NUMBER CARDS / CALENDAR PIECES - click to purchase

    JUNGLE THEMED WELCOME BANNER / CUSTOM - click to purchase

    JUNGLE THEMED NAMEPLATES - click to purchase


    JUNGLE THEMED DECORATIVE PENNANT BANNER - click to purchase



    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.


















    I love how Christie did an all-out Zebra print theme with black and white accents and through in some pink to create a fabulous look that is neat and organized at the same time.
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    Katie made some great zebra print milkcrates that also add a splash of color.

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    I adore her "Vine" border (great 3D effect)  and "Deanna Tree."

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    If you are looking to make your own awesome palm tree to go with a jungle or beach theme, be sure to stop by Deanna's blog.  She graciously shared the directions for making the tree...and bonus...it seems pretty simple.

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     A jungle cruise...too cute! 
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    This teacher created a secret storage area by handging paper she transformed into zebra print.  This would be a great way to make a huge impact in your classroom for very little money. You could use a sheet or paper. 
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    For real? How much do you LOVE these "jeep desks?"

    9 comments:

    1. So cute! Will definitely be using some of these ideas in my Kindergarten classroom! :)

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    2. This is amazing! Do you happen to have an Owl theme? Thank you!
      Kristina
      Kclark@bataviacsd.org

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    3. Super cute! I always love checking out the various themes you feature. It almost makes me want to change mine out every year, but the storage and time make me think other wise :) I also wanted to let you know that I featured your math work station ideas on my blog. Check it out.
      Allison
      www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

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    4. Where have you been all my bloggy life? LOVE your blog and can't wait to dig around!!

      Heather
      Peacocks and Penguins - 4th Grade

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    5. I'm glad you liked my zebra wall. I love getting ideas from your blog and I was happily surprised to see you used it as an inspiration. :-)

      Dana

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