Throughout the month of June, I am going to run a Classroom Theme Series and feature a different popular classroom theme each day. Themes are a great way to tie everything in your classroom together...you just have to be careful not to let them clutter your classroom :) Today we are going to lace up our sneakers for a Sports Theme!
Use the acronym Together Everyone Achieves More
Name your tables/reading groups sports or actual team names from your area.
Instead of referring to your centers as “centers,” call them “positions.”
Buy inflatable balls and bats and hang them from the ceiling.
Cover pillows with sports team T-shirts.
Refer to the childrens’ seating area as “The Bleachers.”
Label your desk area as “The Coach’s Corner.”
Hang a clipboard for each student. Use them throughout the year to display student work.
Refer to your morning work as, “The Kick-Off!”
Refer to the homework as “Batting Practice” or “Practice for the Big Game”
Title the class schedule, “Team Schedule.”
Create a compliment board titled, “Good Game!”
Call the area where students keep their coats and backpacks “The Locker Room.”
GENERAL BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS
Aiming for Our Goals (soccer or hockey)
Our ___ Grade Goals
There is No I in Team
We’re Having a Ball in ________ (insert subject or grade)
Dive Into __________ (baseball player)
Check Out _______ (hockey)
Mr./Ms. _______’s All Stars
Time Out for _______
BEHAVIOR BOARD IDEAS:
Slamdunk Behavior (basketball)
Bowling Pins or Baseballs for “Strikes”
Basketballs for “Fouls”
Get “Caught” Making Good Choices (baseball and gloves)
Life Has Rules...Play Fair!
STUDENT WORK BOARD IDEAS:
Homerun Spelling (baseball)
Hitting it Out of the Park with Great Work (baseball)
Worth Cheering About (cheerleaders)
Work That Will Bowl You Over
The Starting LineUp
Kicking Off a Great Year (soccer)
We’re a Winning Team
Swinging Into ____ Grade (baseball)
Batter Up! It’s Going to Be a Great Year!
Pitch In and Help
Have a Ball on Your Birthday
Three Cheers for the Birthday Kid
STAR OF THE WEEK:
Rookie of the Week
Major League Words
All Star Words
Lunch is Served (tennis)
Hit the Books
Field of Dreams
Get in the Game...Read!
Go! Fight! Write!
On the “Write” Track
World Wide Sports
Social Studies Stadium
Super Bowl Science
Serving Up Spelling (tennis)
Tackling Spelling Words (football)
Major League Math
Game! Set! Math!
It’s a Numbers Game! (use jerseys with numbers)
We Aced Our Facts (tennis)
bases and home plate
hockey pucks (hot glue them on)
Use actual baseball cards to create a border.
Use solid color borders with sports stickers.
hot glue plastic golf balls and tees
Sports Section of the Newspaper
Gift Wrap / Scrapbook Paper with sports images
Green paper with white paint to look like a gridiron
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