Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birds, Trees, and...Postcards!

I usually base my classroom theme around a book. In the past I have done "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "Oh, The Places You'll Go!", and "The Dot". This year I really wanted to tie in the birds from my Starry Eyes cards, so I decided to do a bird/outdoor type theme--but I'm kind of sad I don't have a book to go with it! Any suggestions??? I already have my outdoor wicker furniture and outdoor umbrella in the reading area, and I found this adorable tree mural at Target for super cheap:

It looks like I painted it on the wall! I LOVE it!!! It came with a few owls, a squirrel, flowers, and cute little mushrooms. I also found these precious little owl cut outs at the Parent Teacher Store:



I will post pictures as soon as I start putting up all the fun decorations! I love giving my classroom a yearly makeover. On a side note, I can't wait until tomorrow! I find out the names of my new kiddos, and get to send out my postcards!

9 comments:

Teacher Stuff said...

I love the owls! I saw them in the catalog but I am going to wait til the company comes out with more stuff to go with it. Maybe then I will give up on the monkeys, then. Sorry I can't help you out with a book at the moment...maybe it will come to me in my sleep! I am so jealous you get your class list. I start school in 3 weeks and will know maybe the week before, if I am lucky! Otherwise, it's the day before!

Anonymous said...

Good Night Owl by Pat Hutchins might fit. Te tree reminds me of the one in the book. Good luck with your new class. Debbie

Anonymous said...

Have you read On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole? SO CUTE! It is about this girl who builds a garden/meadow on her street and influences her neighbors to do the same! Great message inside! BTW I love your website!

Jessica Washer-Phi Mu/Samford

luckeyfrog said...

Don't Let Pigeon Drive The Bus! and that whole series are great 'bird' books. :) Kids love them!

Sarah Cooley said...

Thank you so much for all the suggestions! I love all of these ideas! Now to pick one...

cneise said...

What exactly do you write on your postcards?

Kim said...

You might also like the story "Tree of Birds."
Here's the link on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Tree-Birds-Susan-Meddaugh/dp/0395689783/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280530565&sr=1-1

It is really cute with a very sweet surprise ending!

Anonymous said...

Try "Tree of Birds" by Susan Meddaugh (or something like that). You can pick it up at Amazon. It's very cute with a sweet surprise ending.

Katie Vander Ark said...

I like Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley for tree books. I just got the owl bulletin board set and stickers and have an owl theme this year. I think I am going to use the OWL acronym: Observe, Wonder, Learn as a way to focus learning this way. I love the tree you found, too! Great ideas - I will be back to see what other magic you are creating! Thanks!

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