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Travel theme Help!!!!!!
Old 07-02-2011, 05:54 AM
 
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I am in desperate need of travel theme help!!! I've posted several times before but didn't get much response. I need bulletin board ideas, sayings for my back to school board, suitcase templates, all of the works. I am undecided on whether to use cars, hot air balloons, airplanes etc.. I need road signs, multiplication facts check off bulletin board idea. Help!!!! Help!!!!!


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Just brainstorming here...
Old 07-02-2011, 06:12 AM
 
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Hot air balloons for a behavior chart
Road signs with your rules/important stuff on them
A "Hop on Board to ___ Grade" train bulletin board as a welcome to school
You could have a "Map around town" as some sort of incentive tracking (like the Homework-opoly)
Airplanes in Clouds for a Multiplication facts check off (i.e. a cloud for each set (1s cloud, 2s cloud, etc..) and the airplane could move up when they master a facts table)
Suitcase labels for their hooks/cubbies
"Passport To Learning" bulletin board

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The Places You'll Go...
Old 07-02-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Check out this cool bulletin board set with giant post cards from around the world. It would make a great welcome board. You could even record the various places your kids have traveled on a world map.

http://www.carsondellosa.com/cd2/Pro...ID-110028.aspx

There is also a book called Postcards from Felix about a traveling toy rabbit. Don't forget the Jolly Postman, Flat Stanley and Oliver Woodsman books too for a traveling theme. The students can also design postage stamps, liscense plates and more with a traveling theme.

You can give every child a welcome post card in the mail or at their desk the first day of school.

Use rockets or cars or 18 wheeler trucks for a multiplication bulletin board. Add stars or puffs of smoke or distance on a race track to show mastery of each group of facts.



Have fun with your traveling theme.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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Here is some clipart you can buy for $1 a set. I like the first 2.
http://digiwebstudio.com/store/index...keyword=travel

Here's a lot of things on Teacher's Clubhouse:
http://www.teachersclubhouse.com/travel.htm

Here are links to clipart and quotes:
http://www.scrapfreebies.com/travel.html

Suitcase template:
http://www.supercoloring.com/pages/suitcases/

Suitcase clipart:
http://www.clker.com/clipart-3036.html

Hot air balloon clipart:
http://digiwebstudio.com/store/index...ot+air+balloon

Some hot air balloon items: You could use them with a "Soaring to New Heights" slogan.
http://catalog.depotcatalog.com/adva...ot+air+balloon
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Travel Theme
Old 07-02-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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You could use old maps as your bulletin board background.

I think a mixture of vehicles would look great. You could even include boats, rickshaws, snowmobiles, or trains.

As for sayings, what about "Join the Great ____ Grade Adventure!" or "Welcome Aboard, _____ Graders!"?


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Old 07-02-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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My school is doing a travel theme too. I bought this border for my job board.http://www.k12schoolsupplies.net/Usa...-p/tf-2960.htm I plan on calling it classroom tour guides. My behavior board will be called on the road to "green" behavior (I use the clip chart). Writing board-traveling through the writing process. I made a rest area sign on printmaster for my bathroom door.
You can write the students' names on this suitcase template-http://www.dltk-bible.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-bible.com/crafts/images/csuitcasetag.gif
Possible outside board-Going Places in Second Grade
I am going to focus on a continent every month and that will become my social studies board.
Here are some other things I bought:

http://www.teachingwithclass.com/ctp1540.html
http://www.teachingwithclass.com/cd-108048.html
http://www.teachingwithclass.com/cd-110065.html
http://www.teachingwithclass.com/cd-110081.html
http://www.teachingwithclass.com/t-a67385.html
http://www.teachingwithclass.com/tf-8140.html
http://www.teachingwithclass.com/ep-3265.html
http://www.teachingwithclass.com/ep-3222.html
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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I did this theme for the past two years. I got a handful of round paper lanterns at the dollar store and added paper cup "baskets" (trim the top couple inches off the top of the cups) attached with yarn to the bottom of the lantern. Then I hung them from the ceiling for hot air balloons. I had every intention of putting little pictures of the kids waving from the baskets, but I didn't get around to it. I also posted U.S. and world maps for the kids to mark where they had been in their reading (a la Beth Newingham). But instead of thumbtacks, each student had his/her own sticker to mark on my laminated maps. That way, I can scrape off the stickers at the end of the year and reuse the maps. I found it less stressful to use all sorts of transportation in my theme (spaceships, cars, balloons, planes) rather than focus on one. My newsletter was the "Traveling Times." We went time traveling (even making time machine noises) for history lessons.
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Another great travel picture book is called Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie. Written almost entirely in postcards between two piggy friends.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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bulletin board ideas - "Where in the World?" - put up one clue each day, and see if if kids can guess the place by Friday.

sayings for my back to school board - We're off on a great adventure in ____ grade!

suitcase templates - how detailed? (I have a very simple one in a bitmap, but can't attach it.)

cars, hot air balloons, airplanes? - use them all

multiplication facts check off bulletin board idea - a large map of the area around your school with mile markers (It would be perfect if the town library was exactly 12 miles from your school. Or an ice cream shop at the end would be cute, too.) Move their little cars along the map for mastering the ones, twos, threes, etc.

Sounds like a great theme!

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children's literature
Old 07-05-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams. Great story with traveling across the United States


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