So big big news! I will be teaching fourth grade this year.
Feeling very excited about the change and I am looking for classroom input. I have chosen a nautical theme. It has been tricky finding accents which are fourth grade appropriate, so I have started to create a few on my own.
I created this by cutting up a laundry bag and hanging it in the book corner.
I have a huge open space above my eight classroom windows. Several teachers frame the space with a border and then display vocabulary words as they are introduced. I went shopping in hopes to find a nautical border but came home empty handed. Figured it was time to be crafty! Made the flags and tied them to twine. It actually adds tons of color and life to my plain space. Now the Math word wall is ready to be filled with vocabulary.