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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Classroom Theme: The Ever So Popular OWLS!

All of this blog stalking reading has inspired me to do another first.......try to make a "theme" for my classroom!!  I am super excited!  I am linking up with Surfin Through Second for this linky party:

So, I know the owl theme is everywhere right now and really popular, but it is SO cute!
Don't you agree?  I might as well choose something that I find just adorable for my little theme
and I hope my fourth graders will like it too.  I want to make my classroom more "homey"
and I think this will do the trick.  I just ordered a bunch of supplies like these cute owl cutouts from Carson Dellosa:
I really liked this classroom door on Pinterest and will use it as my inspiration:

I want to make a valance for a small glass block window in my room and two more curtains (if the fire code guys will let me) for two of the windows that are not the fire escape window.  I like this fabric and am going to try to find it at a fabric store this weekend:

Also, I like the idea of adding some owl wall decor to my reading area and just purchased this decal!!

I purchased some owl themed paper for sending home notes:

I like the acronym O.W.L. (Outstanding Well-Behaved Learners) that I saw at Susan's blog, Learning Is a Hoot!  One more purchase I am going to make is some of these bins with lids from Lakeshore:

I have some towers that fit four bins and they could use an update.  I like the colored bins because I am going to make labels for them using my cricut and some cute owl stickers from Carson Dellosa to match my theme.  The clear bins are nice because you can see inside them, but I am just a little type A and I don't like it when crayons or other materials mark up the clear sides and then it just looks messy to me.  The solid colors look nice and uniform for my taste:)  The bins are nice too because I will often take a bin out and move it where I need it in the room whereas storage units with drawers are more difficult to take out and move around the room.  

I will take pictures of my room as I start to set it up and post later.  It won't be nearly as inspiring as what I have seen from all you fellow bloggers, but I will post regardless because it will be an improvement.  We New Yorkers don't start until after Labor Day so I have more time left than some of you to get ready:)  If you are feeling a pang of jealousy, don't worry......I feel it every year when my southern friends are done come June and I still have a month left:)  Until next time, happy blogging!!!


  1. Hi Holley,
    I love your blog and theme!! I just awarded you the Versatile Blog Award. Head to my blog to get your award!
    Ms Jones Junction

  2. Your classroom theme looks great! That was my second choice after just doing a "color" theme! I nominated you for an award, so stop by to get it!
    ~Jessica @ Fabulous and Fun Fourth Graders

  3. Love the bright owls! They look cheery. :) I am your newest follower!
    Learning 4 Keeps

  4. Hi Holly - cute blog...I just found you. I love owls! Blog is super cute too. :O)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  5. I love owls too!! I made an owl unit for 4th grade that integrates all the subjects. If you are interested let me know and I'll share.

    1. I am interested Jen.MDK email me? RowlanFAmily@gmail.com