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Old 07-12-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Does anyone have any ideas for a popcorn theme? I was going to do a cooking theme but now I am thinking about popcorn.

Anyone have a weekly newsletter that would match the popcorn theme?

Thanks to all!!


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Newsletter: Look What's Popping Up Next Week or Look What Popped Up This Week
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Perform a PT search...
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using movie and hollywood themes. I am doing a hollywood theme this year and got a few popcorn items off of my searches.

Also, check out http://www.teachersclubhouse.com/hollywood.htm-
scroll down, you'll see popcorn pieces, movie-related stuff, etc.

Math board-"We're Poppin' Through Our Math Facts"

PT link with a few ideas: http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...d.php?t=101597 and free popcorn cutouts: http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...d.php?t=107395

Idea for word study: http://dextr.xanga.com/704700005/voc...popcorn-words/

Popcorn BB border: https://www.restockit.com/Popcorn-Th...TEP80025).html

Other BB captions:
  • Grade ____ is Popping With Excitement!
  • Popping into ____ Grade.
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I'm trying...
Old 07-12-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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to decide if I'm going to do a popcorn theme or chocolate theme. I'm trying to tie them into my social studies theme. I study continents, oceans, and explorers. Sorry, didn't mean to babble.

But here is what I'm thinking about doing if popcorn:
Popcorn tub with popcorn popping out with students names on
popcorn. Saying, "Looked who just popped into 5th. grade" I know
it is not orginial.
Thinking about stringing popcorn around my door and making a
wreath using popcorn.
Then, I have a first or second day activity using popcorn. It is
where you have popcorn for students to inquire and investigate.
Some of my centers revolve around popcorn--books, poetry,
fluency, etc.

Just ideas
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I'd love to know more about your popcorn investigation you're doing the first day of school. Details, please!


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I have
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popcorn pieces you are welcome to! I think this is really cute! Dollar Tree (if you have that) has popcorn tubs and stuff.
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This past school year my A.R. reading board was "Reading until we POP!
I used the popcorn bags from dollar tree with a.r. points listed on each bag. Each student had their own popcorn piece and they moved their piece when they earned more a.r. points. We used it all year and they loved it!
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we did a popcorn theme. It was fun!

Bulletin Board headers:
Pop Open a Great Book!
Munch a Bunch of Math
Look Who Popped In!
Our Writing Pops!
Words Pop Up Everywhere! (Vocabulary)
An Explosion of Popping Good Work!

We made popcorn glyphs on the first day for the hallway.

We did a popcorn graph (favorite kinds of popcorn) at Meet the Teacher Night.

We also had an estimation activity during MTT Night.
We had a poem to add to our poem/song book the first day.

We used popcorn border in the hall.

Our newsletter: What's Popping Up in Second Grade?

We gave out mini bags of microwave popcorn for birthday treats.
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these are not my original questions, found them in a box a teacher wanted to throw away, they are from a 1982 series called "Discover"; however, I tweaked them for my students. There were 20 question cards, but I only use 10 of them. Here my ten:

1. Look and examine your popcorn. Predict how many pieces of
popcorn you can balance on one finger. Now, see if your
prediciton is correct by completing this experiment.
answers will vary
2. Choose one piece of popcorn. Then, make a drawing using your
popcorn in some way. You must complete a rough draft, then,
you can chose construction paper, etc. to complete project.
Hint: it can become a person's head or.....
3. If you had a box, a crystal glass, and your bowl of popcorn,
what could you do with it?
answers can vary (use popcorn to pack glass in box)
4. This is an experiment, please record your findings: take a piece of
popcorn and blow on it to make it move. Now, using a ruler
measure the length it traveled across your desk. Next, smash the
same piece of popcorn flat and blow on it to make it move, again
measure the distance. Which moved better, farther, and why did
it move better? (Please write your answer in sentence form)
answer: the piece that wasn't squashed
5. What does the sound of popping popcorn remind you of?
answer: hands clapping, rain on a tin roof, small firecrackers
6. Can you name five (5) foods that you eat more than one at a
time? Example: grapes
answer: raisins, sunflower seeds, candy corn, peas, m&m's,
skittles, peanuts, etc.
7. Some popcorn does not pop, do you know the reason why?
answer: too old, not enough heat, or a hole in the hull
8. How is popcorn like a jigsaw puzzle?
answer: no two are alike, different shapes, sizes
9. How many words can you make from the words "buttered
popcorn"?
(remember label, 2 letter words, 3 letter words, etc.)
answer: on, or, no, to, up, pop cop, nor, red, boo, but, too,
corn, torn, (there are more)
10.How are popcorn pieces like/similar to snowflakes?
answer: white, not two are similar, both don't weigh much
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thanks for the ideas!!!!!


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I have a few things too
Old 07-13-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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I bought a pack of popcorn boxes somewhere used those as props.

Like a PP mentioned, a lot of these are from PT orginally.

This is a cute popcorn label to attach to a bag of popcorn and hand out to your team members or even the kids.
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I also have a set of popcorn words
Old 07-13-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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in .pdf that has a few blank ones at the end to customize. It will take 3 posts to get them on here.
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Here is part 2
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I used these as sight words one year--not sure what grade you teach.
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So sorry--
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These will be too easy for second graders. Sorry, I should have checked first. I will go ahead and post part three in case anyone else wants them.
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I'll check to see if I have anything else
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that might be more appropriate to 2nd. If nothing else, it might be good for review or your low-end students.

This post is a popcorn party invitation that someone posted here and I thought I might modify it to use it in my room. Maybe you can use it somehow.
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This one is very nice
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popcorn shapes already colored. It has one word wall word on it as an example. There are two sizes. Since it is a word doc you can modify it to your own needs.

Aussie Bird put her name on it so I know for sure that she gets the credit.
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thanks for your ideas, too.
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cute stuff! Thanks for sharing
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Could you share your popcorn glyph idea? Thanks for the great ideas. I'm doing a Hollywood/popcorn theme.
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Glyph directions
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I am attaching the glyph directions. We attached chenille wires to the popcorn to make it look 3d. We gave the students a picture of a round striped popcorn bucket with a circle (where the emblem would be) on the front and popcorn filling the top. We copied them onto tagboard or white construction paper so they would be sturdier. The students cut them out after coloring.
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Popcorn theme
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Do you have a Dollar Tree store in your area? I was in ours today and in the party section they had treat bags that looked like the striped popcorn bags. I'm sure you could find something fun to do with them. I think there were 10 in a bag for $1.00.
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I do a short popcorn
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theme in October - National Popcorn Month I got a lot of ideas from a Popcorn Thematic Unit book from Teacher Created Resources, which you can find used pretty cheap. (No longer available from their website.) I don't know what grade you are teaching, but The Popcorn Dragon by Jane Thayer is a great book about fitting in - good book for the first day of school. There is also a website with a lot of ideas and resources - popcorn.org
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Thanks for these great popcorn ideas!
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Hi there,

I was looking at both Party City and Factory Card Outlet websites and they both had Hollywood themes (I think, lol) with several popcorn related items for sale.

Good luck and have fun!

-Heather
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thanks for sharing....I did popcorn last year and one of my hall BB was very popular...It was of the student pictures throughout the year working on projects, etc with little captions written by the students..
the caption read: Popping through the year with student pictures from the first week of school...The board was divided by each month and I used popcorn for each name of the month--and also used it as a timeline. It was so successiful that parents , volunteers, classrooms and visiting administrators would stop periodically to see what was going on in my room...
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Thanks for sharing your great ideas!!!
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Looks like
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the ideas are just "poppin"! What an awesome theme, I may have to do this next year.
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