Hi all! I am a brand-new teacher and will be teaching 3rd grade for an elementary school in Texas. I am trying to think up themes for my room and ideas to motivate the students and came up with a game theme for the year. What do you think? The classroom would be decorated with game ideas such as Monopoly (Homeworkopoly: http://teachnet.com/manage/classroom-decor/get-work-done-by-playing-homeworkopoly/), candy land for the behavior chart and then scrabble for the welcome bulletin board (And possibly others). For third grade, is this too babyish? Or would they like it? I really think the homeworkopoly could inspire the kids to do their homework. Any input?