Friday, September 4, 2015

Teacher Feature: Pirate Theme!

Ahoy there, matey! We are delighted to give you a peek into
our colleague, Jessica Wheeler's Pirate Themed classroom today.
Jessica teaches 1st grade at Union Hill School in Alabama.
She just switched to 1st this year after several years in Kindergarten. She has also taught 3rd grade and Talented & Gifted students.

We love how Jessica includes everything she needs to run a smooth classroom, yet keeps her room uncluttered and easy on the eye. As you can tell, she is super organized!

Here's the view from the door.

This pirate ship is my favorite feature of her room!! She had some assistance from her sweet husband, Shane, building it.
It makes the perfect reading nook!

The pirate ship bulletin board is another great feature! She had a little help from Angela creating it. Angela can whip out a ship in no time! Look how cute the ship looks with photos of her firsties...

This is her back wall. She painted this "blob" last year. It's awesome for hanging art projects, student work, or anchor charts.

Mrs. Wheeler's  new students made our Pirate Glyphs
to hang on the blob. They turned out so cute!

Here's a view of her back door...

Don't you just love her colors display???
She has the Glyph Girls Alphabet she made up above her board.
Her version is a tad different than the one in our store.
It's truly an original!
Above her alphabet she has the most adorable
pics of her little pirates...

This is her front door...
That's Mrs. Wheeler on the door (she's the captain of the ship!)

 And now that school has started, Mrs. Wheeler has the whole crew on her door!
Notice her cute chevron nametags all ready for her new students...

She had an adorable welcome gift ready
for Open House, too...

Here's a close-up...

She's ready for anchor charts on this bulletin board...

A birthday graph dresses up a back corner...

 Mrs. Wheeler made this bunting and added strings of
lights to hang from her ceiling.

She's ready for whole group instruction with this director's chair and all her supplies at her fingertips!

Then she has her number charts hanging above
the Biggie Board (as her kids call it!).

She found this darling poster on TpT and had it enlarged at Staples. It's hanging by her front door.

 I especially love how she designates her leader and helper each day. So simple and easy to change.
Let's cruise on out to the hallway...

Students and parents are greeted by sweet messages she leaves
on her hallway chalkboard. She changes the message seasonally
and for special holidays.

 Finally, this is the spot in the hallway where Mrs. Wheeler's pirates will show off their work...

The kiddos are crazy about the Pirate Theme...

Meet my precious friend, Jessica Wheeler and her family.

Sam, Shane, Jessica, Hallie, and baby Nora Kate.

The Wheeler are in the process of adopting. They were not able to keep Nora Kate, but she will always be a part of their family. Now they are waiting patiently for the fourth child that God will bring into their lives. Please pray for them on their adoption journey!

Thank you, Jessica, for letting us feature your classroom!
If you also have a Pirate Theme, you might be interested in these products from the Glyph Girls...
Both include lots of supplemental resources
to extend the learning.

Click on a photo to go to our TpT store
and purchase.

We also have similar alphabet patterns available if
you'd like to create a display for your classroom.


Ms. Chrissy B said...

Thanks for sharing this! We're using a pirate theme for our reading events this year and I'm collecting ideas!

Kelley Smith said...

Oh, I'm so glad it is useful for you, Chrissy! Hope you are having a good year!

Shelly Sitz said...

Love the pirate theme room!! It is absolutely adorable!

Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

Sherry829 said...

Can you tell me where on TPT that cute rules poster came from? I have my classroom done in a pirate theme and would love to use it!

Ashley Horton said...

I absolutely adore your room and theme!It is so precious!! You have inspired me to do a pirate theme! I really love the use of 2-3 colors and how festive and neat your room looks! Did your school allow you to paint the walls? If so, do you know what color paint the overall room is? The photos make it appear a light khaki color which looks great with the other decor. Thanks in advance and for such great inspiration and photos!

Unknown said...

Absolutely LOVE your room! We are doing a Pirate theme for next year. Where did you find the metal basin for your boat?

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