Sunday, July 29, 2012

I've caught zebra fever and I'm seeing stripes!

Oi vey, it's kind of late and I have a nice 8:30 am professional development tomorrow- BUT- I have caught the zebra fever and I just had to share! Last year I had quite the "monkey" theme in my classroom when I taught first grade. It all started with a tree I created in my reading jungle and an enormous furry monkey that my parents found at BJ's :)


From there, the monkey theme just grew! The kiddos loved it and I did too, but I was looking for a little something else to add this year with my move to third grade. The answer my friends, is zebra print. I know you must think I have been living in a bubble to have missed ALL the zebra-patterned classroom materials, but honestly with "monkey on my mind" I really hadn't paid attention. Now that it is almost August, I'm in full blown classroom planning mode (yes, I managed to push that outta my mind until August!) and I've got zebra fever! 

Next year I am going to have a lime green, blue and zebra-print theme in my room. But don't worry, that monkey fellow isn't going anywhere! He's a well-known stuffed animal throughout the school, so he will be a permanent fixture :) Not to mention that he has monthly themed hats and accessories, thanks to a very crafty and creative mother of mine! 

Here is a little peek at my zebra print stash so far, but it is sure to grow...

To make sure I can achieve my full "zebra vision," I created some quick zebra borders that I can use in my classroom to label materials and book bins. There are so many free zebra-themed resources on TpT that I also snatched up, but I needed something basic, too. 

 

If you are loving zebra print for your classroom this year, you can grab these borders for {FREE} from my Creative Clips Digital Clipart at my TpT store. Click {HERE} if you want them!

Last thing! I am doing my very FIRST guest blog post over at The Hands On Teacher tomorrow (MONDAY). I am so excited that Marie invited me to make an appearance on her awesome blog! I am giving away two big freebies- one math and one literacy! One is a {Flash Freebie} so be quick! Hop over to Marie's blog to collect the goods!

Night blog friends, my bed and The Big Bang Theory are calling my name. 


16 comments:

  1. OOOOHHHHH, I am LOVIN' this! My room is jungle/safari themed and I am ALL about Animal Prints!!! TOO CUTE!

    Marie
    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

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    1. Thanks! Ah I meant to mention your cute idea with the jungle print duck tape on folders that I saw on one of your posts- or maybe it was when you were guest blogging somewhere. Zebra duck tape is next on my list. I'll have to give your post a shout out when I have more pictures of what I make!

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  2. I love the zebra stuff! So cute! I'm your newest follower :)


    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

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    1. Thanks for following! I hope you find some freebies that you can use

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  3. Your zebra stuff looks awesome. I am doing a WILD theme this year, too!!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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    1. There is so much cute jungle and WILD stuff out there. Do you have a blog with pictures? I'd love to see what you do!

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  4. I just found your blog through your guest post on Marie's blog & I'm your newest follower! I love your ideas & I'm looking forward to following along!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thanks for stopping over and following!

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  5. So happy to be your newest follower. I love the freebies, thanks!

    Marybeth
    Cialini Chat

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for hopping over and checking out my blog. Hopefully I will have many more freebies coming your way before school starts :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing your freebies at Marie's blog. I am your newest follower. I browsed around your blog and I LOVE your clipart. I cannot wait to read more from you.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks so much for following :) I have more clipart in the works and will always have a giveaway when I post a new one so keep an eye out for it soon!

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  7. cute freebies :)

    and I love the big bang theory!!

    Sara

    Miss Elementary

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    1. Thanks! I love the big bang theory ALMOST as much as Friends- it's a close second :)

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  9. Thanks you sooo much! My classroom is Safari and has tons of zebra print. Head over to my blog and there's a Back to School Freebie for you! Thanks again!

    Kelley
    http://www.GlyphGirls.com

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