Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sports Themed Classrooms






BACKGROUNDS:
  • primary-colored fabric
  • astroturf
  • peel and stick parquet flooring
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BORDERS:
  • sports-themed duct tape
  • pennants
TITLE SUGGESTIONS:
  • General: Our __ Grade Goals, There is no I in Team, We're Having a Ball in __ Grade, Check Out ___ (hockey), Dive into ___ (baseball)
  • Student Work Board: All Star Work, Slam Dunk Work, Work Worth Cheering About, Work that Will Bowl You Over
  • Behavior Board: Grandslam Behavior, Penalty Box, Life Has Rules...Play Fair
  • Welcome Board: The Starting Line Up, Kicking Off a Great Year, Batter Up for a Great Year
  • Job Board: Pitch in, Special Teams
  • Birthday Board: Have a Ball on Your Birthday, Three Cheers for the Birthday Kid
  • Star of the Week: Rookie of the Week
  • Word Wall: Winning Words, Major League Words
  • Lunch Menu: Lunch is Served (tennis), Concessions
ADDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HELP ENHANCE YOUR THEME:
  • inflatable balls and bats
  • actual sporting equiptment
  • hang up team jerseys
  • pom poms
  • paper lanterns in the shape of balls (found at party)
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  • Incorporate the acronym: Together Everyone Achieves More
  • Name your tables or reading groups after local sports teams
  • Refer to your classroom jobs as "positions on the team" 
  • Label your desk "the coach's corner"
  • Refer to morning work as "the kick off"
  • Label the area where students keep their coats and backpacks as "the locker room"
  • Title your classroom newsletter, "The Highlight Reel" or "Instant Replay"
  • Use an astroturf rug
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This bundle contains 34 coordinating products that will allow you to design an amazing, personalized beach themed classroom for very little cost. The bundle includes several editable files so you may use your own fonts and colors to customize nameplates, cubby labels, name tags, binder covers, newsletters, dismissal cards, schedule cards and more. You'll receive all of the items shown below:






Click to visit the Classroom Themes Page featuring free ideas for almost 40 of the most popular classroom themes and color schemes.

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Throughout the month of June 2012, 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!





My original 41 Page Sports Themed Classroom Kit is now available in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. It includes all of the following items shown in the sample pictures below, plus more! Click here to view the kit.
After gathering all of the ideas and creating my sports theme kit, I really want to use this as a theme. What a great way to emphasize teamwork and the importance of practicing something as a means of improvement.








































ALSO, VISIT THESE TEACHER'S WEBSITES FOR MY PICS AND IDEAS:

Mrs. Giese's Classroom

Mrs. Newingham's Classroom

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10 comments:

  1. Amazing collection of photos!

    www.littlemisskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  2. I love, love, love this website. Totally up my alley! I'm doing a sports theme this coming year with 3rd graders. Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas! I really appreciate you sharing!

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  3. Star of the Week could also be called the MVP.

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    1. Mine is called "Rookie of the Week". :-)

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  4. I love this theme! I think i am going to use a sports them come August! Thanks for all the photos.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

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  5. I have a "These Books are a Hit!" board for student book recommendations. I use a baseball themed fabric on the bulletin board with baseball cut-outs.

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  6. Another one is "Reading Hall of Fame" to keep track of how many books are being read by the students.

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  7. Also, for the student of the week, I have an
    M.V.P. board with the student's profile.

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  8. The best way to teach the children about the sports. Nice way of representation of the sports through charts.
    Learn parkour

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  9. I am doing a sports theme this year and was interested in your behavior chart with the clothespins. What do the signs say? I used a color change chart this past year and would like to move away from that kind of behavior tracker. I am going to try the clothespin one but need to make it. Thank you. My email is tammie_oliver@yahoo.com.

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