Superhero Theme

I haven’t always had a theme for my classroom but I’ve decided I really like having one.  For me, having a theme makes putting the room together easier.  The last two years I’ve had a detective theme.  If you missed the post, you can see a little bit of what I did with it here.
I decided I needed something new, so this year I’m sporting a superhero theme and I’m enjoying it so far.  Taking a page from Beth Newingham’s book (figuratively speaking), I decided to dress my kids up as superheroes for a photo shoot.  Since school hasn’t started here yet, my lovely daughters helped me so you could get an idea of what I’m talking about.

I plan to add the pictures to one of my hallway displays. To start off with, I made two capes and several masks.  I used felt so that I wouldn’t have to fuss with hemming and I didn’t add any details.  I used the mask patterns from First Palette to create four masks.  The red mask seems to be missing from this picture.

The cape was a little more challenging because I couldn’t find a free, 3rd grade sized pattern that I liked.  I ended up drafting my own pattern which shocks me to no end.  It’s a good thing I also stalk sewing blogs or I never would have managed to pull this off!

My girlie girl really enjoyed modeling the superhero costume but she was pretending to be a super villain the whole time.  Whatever works.  She ended up wearing the costume for several hours and has decided what she wants to be for Halloween.  She looks vicious in her flowery dress. Winking smile

I made my standard back to school water bottle labels.

My superhero super villain snuck up and stole one of my bottles.  She really got into character for my photo shoot.

This is the bulletin board that I plan to add the kids’ superhero pictures to.

Here’s where I’m displaying student work.  We just got these lovely display rails at the end of last year.  I’m counting on them to make everything much neater and more organized looking.


Here are some of the things I created for my classroom:
behavior clip chart


desk tags


lunch menu sign


graded papers sheet


class web site


chrome browser – These are so easy to make!


And…a class memory book.

Whew!  Now you know how I’ve been spending my summer.  I hope the kids are as excited about this as I am.
If you’re shopping for a new theme, you might want to check out these linky parties to get some great ideas:


**UPDATE: I purchased my super hero clip art off of etsy.com. The designer of clip art from the "Hero Headquarters" bulletin board no longer sells on Etsy but there are many other adorable clip art sets available.

12 comments

  1. WOW!! Your superhero theme looks great!! I *love* the photo opp idea!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. I think everything looks great!! I love the superhero theme, I am considering it for the future:) Love the scrapbook idea, I really want to have a memory book this year too:) I love your website page, is it free or through your district? Mahalo for linking up, looks like a fun year ahead:)

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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  3. LOVE IT! I especially love the "Hero Headquarters" bulletin board. Too cute! And the ribbon border, that was a perfect match to your room. Thanks for linking up! -Julia

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  4. I love everything in your theme! I really want to be in your classroom! Love how you had your girls model!
    Rambling About Reading

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  5. I love this theme! It will be so fun to use in the classroom! Too cute... BTW, now I am off to google how to make a cute google chrome homepage. LOL
    Leah
    Learning 4 Keeps

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  6. This AWESOME!!!! I wanted to do a super-hero theme, but could not find things out there!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your superhero theme is super awesome! I love how you plan to have the kids dress up and wear a mask. They will LOVE that and remember it always. Great idea!
    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  8. Sooooooo stinkin cute!!!!!!! Love the capes and masks!

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  9. I'm a first year teacher and had already decided on a superhero theme. Thanks for the great ideas!!!

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  10. I LOVE your clipart and would really like to know where you got it. I've been working on this theme for a bit in my Special Ed classroom and would love the real images rather than something I have to create on my own. Any help leading me in the right direction would help as to where to find them. Thanks! Great stuff though! I love it!

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