I discovered a teacher’s supply store called the Learning Palace a few days ago, and went in for the first time today. It was very exciting to see all the various borders and posters for the classroom. I knew there was a multitude of things needed for your first year, but had never been into one of the stores. It had so many products that I found myself lost in it for quite some time. There is a lot online these days for supplies, but it was very beneficial to actually see them in the stores. I have found a safari theme set online that described its contents (calendar, bulletin borders, student tasks, and many others) – Even though it wasn’t in the store, I could get a better understanding of what was being described. I enjoyed thinking about my theme and classroom again because I have put in the back of my mind while I was focusing on graduate school. It allows me to have something to look forward to 🙂 Some schools have a theme set up already for the teachers to follow, like my Winter term placement; however, I remember having some teachers who had decorated their own class. One of my fourth grade teachers had Suzy Zoo and friends, and I really want my classroom to be as put together and memorable in theme as that one.