Brainstorm for Bird Themed Classroom

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  1. Eddie

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    I will be teaching my first year this year (yeah). I want to use a subtle theme of birds in my classroom.

    So far I've come up with some basic board titles. I'd love your help to brain storm more.

    So far:
    Welcome to Our Nest
    Something to Tweet/Crow About
    Landing on a good book
    Soaring success
    Brainy Birds

    Words associated with birds: landing, flap, roost

    I'd like a saying for student of the week board and class jobs.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. WaterfallLady

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    I don't know what grade you teach but if you have a word wall you can make a "word bird" sign.
     
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    For student of the week, why not pick a type of bird and name it _______ of the week (ex: bluebird of the week).
     
  5. IEDUK8

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    For a job chart:

    "Birds of a feather... WORK together."

    Instead of a VIP (student of the week) you can have an "Eggs-pert Of the Week" where a student can shine in a hobby or talent with which he/she can share with the class. :)

    "Our Eggs-citing Class!"

    "We've Got Beak News!"

    "Our Tern to Learn" :) (offers a moment for the kids to learn that a "tern" is a type of bird. :) )

    The Student of the Week can be:

    "Best of the Nest"

    Hope these help springboard some ideas for you. :)
     
  6. Eddie

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    *like* *like* *like*
    The things you've come up with so far are making me feel more confident about this theme.
    (Second Grade, btw)
    Many Many Thanks!
    (got more? bring it on)
     
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    How about Leader of the Flock for the helper of the week?

    Student work display: Soaring to New HeightsFor the door or roster: Birds of a Feather Flock Together

    You probably can request free publications and materials from wildlife organizations. Look on the National Wildlife Federation website, too.

    Make a tree trunk and branches at the edge of your BB out of butcher paper crumpled and/or detailed using a brown marker. Use moss from the crafts store to make a nest.

    There are lots of adorable birdhouse themed cutouts and BB sets available everywhere.
     
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    B - Believe
    I - In
    R - Reaching
    D - Dreams
     
  9. Eddie

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    Tremendous ideas. I :love: your ideas about contacting national bird associations for materials.

    I love my AtoZ Teacher Friends. You always come through for me!
     
  10. clarnet73

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    OK, along these lines, I do a super cute bird craft-type project with my PreKers that I bet you could use as a springboard for your kids.

    A paper lunch bag forms the nest- cut off about half of the top and roll it down. Stuff with Easter grass, shredded paper, whatever. The bird is made from a pinecone. Tear apart cotton balls and stuff in all the cracks around the pinecone. Add wiggle eyes and a beak. When you put the bird in the nest, it is adorable.
     
  11. Upsadaisy

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    That sounds like fun.
     

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