Rocket Math BB

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  1. mel-bel

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    Does anyone have a rocket or an astronaut template I can use for my Rocket Math bulletin board? Also, anyone already have a Rocket Math bulletin board, I'd love to hear your ideas or see pictures. This is my LAST board, but I can't think of how to put it together!

    TIA :cool:
     
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    I'm sorry I don't have anything to help, but I do have a cute idea that I used while student teaching.

    We had these little astronaut cut outs, the students colored them, and then we took a photo of their face and put them on their heads. So this was their little astronaut. Then in the hands we stapled a plastic ziplock and this is where they stored all of their information that they learned. It was a cute BB because it had all of the students. I'm going to try to find the picture to share. (you could keep math facts or flash cards in the ziplock)
     
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    That is so cool! I was wanting to come up with some kind of chart to act as an incentive for Rocket Math and passing each level. Last year I gave out awards, but that was time consuming and/or costly to keep buying or making certificates.

    I think I will use the astronaut thing and make a large rocket where the kids can move their little dude up the rocket as they progress. Now how to make it work... I will have to think on this, too.
     
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    Exactly what I was looking for. Let me know if you find a rocket or astronauts, I haven't been able to find anything.

    MissJill, I love the astronauts. Do you have a template? Or do you know where they came from. They are too cute!
     
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    In a placement I had my teacher put like planets or stars on the board to represent each level and then wrote each students' name on a rocket. As they moved through the levels their rocket moved.
     
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    I have pics of my classroom. One is of my rocket. I used the student log and just measured my wall and adjusted it to make it fit. The kids make name rockets and I laminate them. Each day that they pass the letter, they move their name.

    It becomes quite competitive!

    http://s55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/RachMcfarla/Classroom/
     
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    Love the picture, LiveNLearn.

    Teacher2Be123, do you have a template or picture of the planets/stars?
     
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    Yay! That's perfect and you could put velcro on each level so the kids could move their own astronaut.

    Here is a cute picture:
    http://thecoloringspot.com/images/people/astronaut.jpg

    I'll have to look for more later when I have more time.
     
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    I am definitely going to check these ideas out. I have never heard of anyone else using Rocket Math before!
     
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    Great ideas!

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas. I'm going into school today for my last "work day". We report back tomorrow, and I've been in my room off and on for the last 2 weeks so I hope to be finished with the decor today. I'm going to focus on the Rocket Math board. Hopefully I can finish it today. Gonna blow up a rocket and make copies of an astronaut. Hoping to create something like this worksheet I found.

    http://www.dadsworksheets.com/v1/Wo...heck-Off/RocketMath_CheckOff_Addition_V1.html
     
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    I love it! I have always given the kids a 3x5 index card and had them design it, but I am going to use the mini rockets this year! I will have the students color it, and put their mini cum folder picture on it.
     
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    Mini Rockets

    Dollar Tree has some cute rockets. I bought them yesterday for my Rocket Math BB.:)
     

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