Ocean themes can be used in lots of different ways at school so you might be interested to know that the fish are made from plastic 2-liter bottles that were spray painted and decorated. The jellyfish are garbage bags spray painted purple, filled with paper, and tied under the head. I also stapled on green art supply store sea grass and some sea flowers made of feathers and green straws. The effect of the boards all together side by side is fantastic! Throughout the year, the board with "Caught You" will recognize the students from each grade level classroom who earn the character trait award each month. The "Going Fishing for Good Character Board" will remind students of the different character trait words, and the "Swimming Along" board will highlight classroom work that is created during classroom guidance lessons.
I also have a "Rainbow Fish" bulletin board in my new office that reminds students of prosocial behaviors and showcases some more of these great ocean decorations. I will share those photos ASAP along with all the ways I hope to make the transition to my new school go smoothly! Until then, I hope everyone's first few weeks of school go "swimmingly".