Okay, school is starting in just a couple of weeks. I’m nervous and excited at the same time. I’ve been thinking a lot about what themes to use in my classroom this year. Last year I made a large Bulletin Board that said, “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Welcome to our Room!”. It really turned out very cute (sorry I don’t think that I have any pics). I really love the whole tropical/beach theme for my classroom. So–lately, I’ve been thinking about monkeys!
I was at Target last week and found some really cute David Kirk’s Sunny Patch kids Monkeys. They were on clearance for $1.75! So I bought a couple of packages.
When I got home I was brainstorming some ideas for using the monkeys and then I noticed that some of the monkeys have bananas and some do not. So I made a little task card and worksheet to go with them. Click to open the file: monkey-mayhem-task-card-and-worksheet.
They are too cute! They are online for $24.99. I thought that these would be cute in my reading area. Target also has these adorable soft monkey pillows, here is a picture:
Well, it doesn’t end there. Yesterday, I went shopping with my sister-in-law, Amy, who is the queen of classroom decoration. She is sooo creative! Here are some cute monkey classroom decorations that I saw at my local school supply store:
Here is a link to some cute chicka chicka boom boom ideas with an adorable monkey bulletin board: http://www.littlegiraffes.com/chickachickaboom.html
I also found this link thanks to a member of the Kinder Korner Group, it has lots of cute Jungle Printables: Jungle Theme Classroom Printables
Check out this link that has some really cute monkey themed ideas: Monkey Themed Ideas
This ProTeacher Discussion has very cute jungle themed ideas: Jungle Theme Ideas