Throughout the month of June, I am running a Classroom Theme Series and feature a different popular classroom theme each day. Themes are a great way to tie everything in your classroom together...you just have to be careful not to let them clutter your classroom :) Today we are going to focus on a theme that "hits the spot!"
If you are looking for a theme or a means of tying everything in your room together and are hoping to do it on the cheap, then this is the theme for you. You can use a hole punch, bingo dabber, die cut circles or those circle stickers that come in primary and neon colors (many people use them for organizing books) to turn already existing items into polka-dot theme items. Another bonus is that you can color-coordinate your dots to a color scheme you like.
Buy paper plates at the dollar store. They come in a variety of colors and sizes. Hang them around the room or add letters to create a word wall.
Use polka dot ribbon (cheap at craft stores and Walmart) to create border.
Create a dot to dot figure making each dot have the name of each student in the classroom. You may use yarn to connect the dots with the students names. At the end when you connect all the dots you will have a figure and show students that together we can create anything possible using everyones mind! (idea source)
Ms. F's polka dot classroom
BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS:
Look Who Was Spotted ________
Work that is Spot On
“Spot”light On _______
Find Your Spot in Mr/Ms _____’s Class
_____ Hits the Spot
Spotted Making Good Choices
Which DOT Are You On?
My D.O.T. Book (Daily Organizational Tool)
Ms. Noble's Polka Dot room:
Use scrapbook paper, wrapping paper to die cut letters or as a background for mounting items.
Use polka-dot fabric to make pillow covers, curtains or as bulletin board backgrounds.