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Old 07-06-2007, 11:22 PM
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Ideas for a theme for Wester Decor

Our school is using a western theme this year. Does anyone have some cute ideas for "decorating" with western and for a western bulletin board? Last year I used frogs and put Hopping into ____grade and had a big frog scene and the students names on frogs. That is how I had my classroom door decorated. Now, I am looking for a "catchy" theme to use for western. I would love any of your ideas and/or pictures!! THANKS!

 
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:27 PM
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I did a Western theme last year and put up "Word Round'up" on my word wall with a big thick lasso around the whole board. I found cute western cowboys, kerchiefs, boots, etc in a packet for about $10 and put them all around the rope so that it looked like the cowbow was holding the lasso.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:36 AM
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You could put everyone's name onto a cowboy boot and say "Kicking into a new year"

Just a thought
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:39 AM
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not sure of a saying you could use, but you could staple those plastic mini cowboy hats from party stores to make a cute 3D BB.

also could use bandanas, sherrifs badges, twine, rope for some awesome accents.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:55 AM
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I wanted to go from frogs to western this year, but decided against it since we're moving to a new school and I might have to buy bookcases....ugh.

I saw some really cute western things in the hands on catalog for Oriental Trading. The catalog's website is www.handsonfun.com.
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:13 AM
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I also saw someone do a writing assignment using "wanted" posters...only instead of crimes, they would say "wanted for being a great speller" or something!
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:03 PM
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Hats, boots, horses, cows (cow print), wagons, false front buildings, boards, wildflowers (hollyhock and sunflowers), windmills, wheat, bandanas, waterwheel/pond, rope, hay bales, barns, gingham, gardens (behind the farm house), horseshoes.

Just some ideas.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:39 PM
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Tally ho! For the math board, or tallying books read or some sort of chart system.

Giddyup! Cowgirl or Giddyup! Cowboy for hall passes, or bathroom passes. I don't know what else that could be used for.

Hats off to ____ reading, writing, math or whatever. Have a cowboy hat board. Or Hats of to __ grade. With the names on the hats like paperheart mentioned above.

Roundin' Up Readers, with a lasso, and some sort of book display

I found this website, but it's for music teachers. It has some ideas, though.

http://www.musicbulletinboards.net/THEMES_cowboy.htm
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:05 PM
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Scootin' into ______ Grade - Have names on cowboy boots.
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:37 PM
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Rootin-Tootin' Good Readers...

then again... you don't really want them tootin'.... LOL
 

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