Since my last name is Smiley, I thought a great idea for a classroom theme would be Smiley faces. I've been looking over the net (here, there and everywhere), and came up with a list of things I think I'll use in my class. I'll post them below to share, but I'm hoping other teachers have suggestions they could let me borrow? Thanks! Desiree ***** SMILEY CLASSROOM THEME: "Third Grade is Something to SMILE about!” ON THE DOOR: “We're all smiles in Ms. Smiley's room.”. BEHAVIOUR WALL: "Put your smile on!" and the rules listed below. and beside it... CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: For behaviour give every student a smiley face and have them move their smiley from level to level on a magnetic board. If you want to award classroom money for good behaviour, call them "SMILE SAVERS" and give them small coupons. At the top put "We SMILE about GOOD behaviour!" Use S.M.I.L.E. as a "SECRET CODE WORD" When you say "smile" they know it stands for Stop Making It Loud Everyone. BIRTHDAY WALL: "Keep Smilin', cause it's ______'s birthday!" (should I have this in third grade?) WELCOME BOARD: Welcome board with smileys for every student. "Havin' A Nice Day in Ms. Smiley's Class" POSITIVE NOTES HOME: Call them "Happy Grams" GOOD WORK BOARD: "Face it! This is GREAT work!" CLASS REWARD: Make a giant smiley face and put a certain number of circles for the smile, fill them up, when they earn the whole smile, give the class some designated reward. READING CORNER: "Reading makes your heart smile!" or "Reading will make you smile!" Get some smiley face material to make some floor pillows, or purchase some smiley pillows for the corner. BULLETIN BOARD THEMES: "Get happy about (math, reading, etc.)", "______________ makes me smile", "If you're happy and you know it, (read a book, write a story, etc.)" STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Give the student a special smiley face pencil. "Smile Superstar" or "Someone to Smile About" or "SMILE! You're student of the Week!" THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Have little smiley face containers on their desk with candy and give them a smiley face pencil and eraser. GET-TO-KNOW-YOU ACTIVITY: Each student does a "top ten things that make me smile" list to put next to their smiley face.