Discussion in 'Fourth Grade' started by Miss Butterfly, Aug 12, 2009.
Aug 12, 2009
What do you do for classroom themes? I've never really had one before, but love the idea of it.
My first 2 years I did stars... I got a cute set from the teacher store and just bought extras here and there.
This year (year 3 for me), I'm doing polka dots. I got an awesome border that became my inspiration! My room is polka dot crazy! My neighbor is doing popcorn, and the other is doing seashell decorations (not really a theme)
Aug 13, 2009
I love the idea of polka dots! Very simple and easy to do--I like it!!
I did a detective theme last year. My 4th graders loved it!
That's another good idea! I teach mysteries to my fourth graders, so this theme would make lots of sense!
I did a board game theme this year. If you search for it I'm sure you can find my class pics.
Aug 14, 2009
I'm debating between a hotel theme (I know, weird right?) and a detective theme. My name is similar to a hotel chain that is why I am leaning towards that theme.
I am so jealous of everyone's themes. I feel like I can't get anything to fit with just math.
Um, what about games? there are a lot of games with numbers.
Here are a few:
all card games (poker is probably bad there are others like Crazy 8's, Kings in the Corner, War, Slap Jack, Rummy, etc)
jump rope rhymes
Farkle (family dice game)
board games where you roll the dice/spin
So your name is (like) Mrs. Holiday or Mrs. LaQuinta? LOL. Perhaps you can combine the two theme ideas you have- that would be really interesting. Maybe your classroom can be the main "lobby" and you can have detective work/decor revolving around that theme.
As for me, I have a travel theme.
Thank you Ms. Jasztal. I like your theme. You are so close with my name! ha ha. It is actually Ms. Quality Inn. J/k
I can't seem to decide for my room. I like combining the 2. I am picturing the game, Clue, set in a hotel instead of a mansion. Interesting thought.
I'm going away for the weekend and will think it all over. Hopefully I won't be around a computer. I need a break. I am sure I will check in before I go though.
Aug 15, 2009
I did this last year too! It was great; I pulled out mini-mysteries whenever I had a bit of extra time, and the kids loved it!
Aug 18, 2009
I am doing a camping theme this year. I have a little mini-tent, sleeping bags, and pillows with "woodsy" pillow cases. I am excited to see what the kids think of it!
I still have yet to be inspired by a new idea. Thinking superhero or iPods now but am not sure. uughh.
I like your ideas Carlea, Lynn and Dunwool. Hoping your inspiration will rub off on me.
Have a great day! Heading to the classroom to clean... again!
Aug 20, 2009
I am going with iPods. Thanks Ms Jasztal.
I put up light blue paper on the Bb. I then put red construction paper (landscape direction) for each student. Then on the red paper I put an iPod for each student on one side and on the other I will display their writing. I will put their pictures on the screen part of the iPod. I don't have pictures yet but I can send anyone the iPod if they want it. It turned out really cute I think. On top of the board I put "iTune into writing".
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