I'm going to be a second grade teacher this year, and this will also be my first year teaching. I'm very excited and very nervous at the same time. While I haven't even seen my classroom yet, I have been thinking of themes that I might like to do. I came across an idea somewhere (I think even here) for "Second Grade Rocks!" I really like music so it fits for me, and I think I can relate a lot of things to my kids through music as well. Anyway, I need ideas for things to go with this theme. So far I was thinking about writing each child's name on a blank CD and have that be their name tags (attached to the front of their desks so they don't get distracted by the shinyness of it all ) I also want to do something where I pass back all of their weekly work and have them select the one that they are most proud of to hang on a bulletin board in the room. I was thinking of calling this "Number 1 Hits." Unfortunately this is all I have so far. Does anyone else have any ideas to go along with a music-themed second grade classroom?