Thursday, June 20, 2013

Eric Carle Classroom Ideas

I announced earlier that I am going to Kindergarten next year. I am excited and nervous about the whole switch. I thought I would be a Firstie for life. Oh well, I'm sure kindergarten will be an exciting adventure.
One thing, I did tell myself that if I ever went to Kindergarten, I would decorate by classroom in an Eric Carle theme and by gosh by golly, that is exactly what I am going to do. Here are some of the fabulous ideas I have collected off of the internet and Pinterest so far. Let me know your thoughts! I connected all of the pictures to the original links just in case you would like to do some browsing yourself. :)
This is from the story Papa Get Me the Moon. I want to make something like this for the side of the student work wall. I'm planning on doing the quote "Reach for the moon and you'll land among the stars." The students' work will hang from a clothesline with stars.
This would be too cute to put on the door coming into the room or maybe next to our rules. I thought it would be fun to have a picture of everyone in our class on the wreath.
I have a large cabinet with space above it that runs across one side of my classroom; this lantern very hungry caterpillar will definitely be going there.
I thought this might be a fun thing for the kiddos to take home at the Meet the Teacher Night. I thought I could put something in it that say something like, "Very Hungry for Kindergarten." I  need to still work on the slogan. This one makes me sound like a cannibal. Hmmm...I'll come up with something.
I love the idea of decals on the wall of all of the Eric Carle characters but because I can't afford that many decals, I am going to paint my own out of homemade "pretty paper" and make my own characters.
 Here's what I am thinking so far:
  • Grouchy Ladybug for the math corner.
  • House for a Hermit Crab for Birthday Beach
  • Hungry Caterpillar for the Word Wall
  • Brown Bear and his Friends for reading groups and table names
  • Quiet Cricket for the Library
  • Have you seen my Cat for our school character traits (We're the cougars.)
Also visit Amy Biddison on Teachers Pay Teachers. She has a bunch of Eric Carle stuff that is amazing. I bought it all. My calendar, nametags, reading group names, and word wall are already done. Thanks Amy!  

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