Friday, June 29, 2012

Super Sleep

Ok so the title should probably be super not sleeping. I was so tired earlier I went to bed and started reading a book. It was a James Patterson and I had to finish it before going to sleep. By the time I finished it, Chris was sound asleep and snoring. So my brain started working and of course that means I started thinking about school. I've been seeing so many cute themes all over people's blogs and have been thinking about what I wanted to do. Originally I was thinking of doing a Mo Willems theme but there have been so many copyright issues, I wasn't sure. Then I started thinking of some kind of Hawaiian theme because I'm now obsessed with everything Hawaii. (If you don't know why, read this post)  
But I have over 3/4 of my class are boys. I already know because I'm looping with my kinders. And boys are really not into flowers and such. I also read a pintersting post from Reading with Mrs. D, I think about a super hero theme. So I think that's what I'm going to do. My theme is going to be Ms. Kerri's Super Students or something like that. Once I thought of that my mind started whirling. So I thought if I came in the living room and blogged about it. Maybe I would be able to sleep. I don't want to do specific super heroes but I do want to have group names. Last year they were animals based off Eric Carle's book. I'm thinking maybe different adjectives. Like the Incredibles. I'm thinking one group could be the supers, one the awesomes, and then I'm at a loss for 2 more adjectives. I guess I could steal the incredibles and have that be one but I'm really trying to stay away from already in place super heroes. I'm sure Chris would help me come up with a couple more ideas but he's asleep. What ideas do you have? I'm also thinking some super hero props for a photo booth for the first day of school. I also searched from some super hero clip art and found some cute stuff at scrappin doodles. I'm pretty excited about this idea so I see some creating in my future. I'm wanting to make a placemat like Jennifer at Herding Kats in Kindergarten made. So check her wonderful ones out if you want to know what I'm talking about. I had some similar last year and loved it. I put them in page protectors with a hundreds chart and it was great. So hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow or today I'm not really sure what day it is anymore with some super hero freebies. I just downloaded my clipart and it's super cute. Now hopefully, I've brain dumped enough and I can go to sleep. If you have any ideas to help with my super hero theme, I would love some suggestions.


  1. Aww thanks for the shout out! I'm wide awake too - debating whether I should start a new book or not! I think a super hero theme sounds adorable - my son did a super hero day in his class this year and he loved it! His teacher made felt capes and little eye masks for the whole class! They sang songs like "I Believe I Can Fly". As for group names - how about the Magnificents or the Sensationals? Let us know what Chris says when he wakes up :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  2. Kerri,
    Here is a super hero project I did with my class. It is one of my very favorite things to do with my kiddos because it turns out so adorable!
    An Open Door

  3. I'll keep thinking about your super hero theme. Can't believe you have that many boys!!! I can relate to being wide awake some nights. Why is it we are always thinking about school!?!?

  4. I did a super hero theme this year! I stayed away from specific super heroes as well and I think it turned out really well. I ended up having a lot more girls this year but I still think they enjoyed it. Here's a link to my post showing a couple different ways I decorated: I'm doing it again this year and hope to add a few more ideas so check back! Good luck on getting it started! :)

    Tales of An Elementary Teacher

  5. I don't have any different ideas but just wanted to say I love that idea for a theme! I think the kids will really respond to it-how empowering! :)


  6. A super hero theme sounds perfect for your class! I can't wait to hear all your ideas and see pictures! I hate it when my mind won't shut off so I can sleep.