I am going to share several pics of my classroom. I have a lot to add the some of the boards and haven't finished my hallway boards yet. Here's what I have recently started...
First pic-The writing process board. Pockets will be labeled with student's names. As they travel through each step, they flip their colored cards to the step their currently working on (rough draft, editing, etc.)
are tied together. Students will start out on the red carpet everyday. If they forget their homework they will have to move their clothespin to "Forgot Script"(lunch detention). If they behave inappropriately, they will have to move their clothespin to take one(warning), take two(time out-pink slip), take three(consequence-loss of recess, etc.), and finally-cut (office-possible referral).
I revised this idea based off Kristen VanDyke's system.
Last edited by IndyRae; 08-09-2009 at 02:47 PM..
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I will move group (color) cards and individual cards (white) everyday based on the stations I want students to work at during Readers' Workshop. The stations are GR (guided reading w/me), IR (independent reading), RNB (readers' nbs and responses), LC (lit. circles), and WS (work stations). Works stations have separate pockets for each work station (reading, writing, math, s.s., science, computers, word study, and news).
The bottom half of the board is where students can use a recommendation card to recommend a book to their classmates.
Similar to my sports theme hw bingo last year. If students complete their hw on time all week long, they get to sign a square. Once the board is filled, I will draw cards (H1, O3, etc). Students whose name(s) are in those squares, get to choose a prize.
I created this board using word and blew it up using our school poster maker. I laminated it, so we can use dry erase markers.
First of all, LOVE your room! It is all so cute and organized! I am doing the hollywood theme too and bought the classroom jobs from teachersclubhouse. I saw that you added descriptions beside yours...do you mind sharing? I am having a hard tome figuring out what each should do! Thanks!
appleaday00-The cast and crew sign came with the job board pieces I purchased from teacherscluhouse.com for .99 cents. The concessions sign came from partycheap.com, I think it was a couple of bucks.
Dharmayng-I have attached my copy of the document. I cannot take much credit, although I purchased the job signs from the same site Kristen VanDyke did (teachersclubhouse.com), I revised her idea of the jobs/descriptions off her website. It's very similar to hers.
conolley-My husband got the Dwight bobblehead for me for Valentine's day two years ago. It was the second best gift he has ever given me. The first was my engagement ring 2 months prior.
Thanks everyone for your generous comments. I will post a few more pics later this week.
I love all of your ideas! Thanks for posting! i teach English and would like to know how you are your goals board works for math. i'm thinking i could tweek the idea to make it fit English! How are you posting goals for math?
The math goals board has the EDM (Everyday Math) unit goal chart posted on it(beginning/developing/secure goals). I will add important vocabulary and "big ideas" (5th grade objectives/standards) for each chapter.
As far as the homework board goes, I use this as a reward system. It's like bingo. When students turn in their hw all week (on time), they get to sign a square. Once the entire board fills up, I draw a ticket (die cut tickets I punched out). Each ticket is labeled with a square/coordinate. Some tickets has double/triple coordinates. Whatever square(s)/coordinates I call out, that student(s) gets rewarded. They get to choose from a free hw pass, prize cupboard, or special reward I offer (sometimes to eat lunch with me or get a special treat). The board is erased after the drawing is over and we start the game back up until the board becomes full once again. It's one easy positive reinforcement activity I use as a motivation.
Thanks for explaining. I love that idea. I think I may use that. Where did you get the class jobs. did you download it and make it yourself. I love it I just need to switch two jobs. ANy help would be great. I love your room. I am very excited about doing a hollywood theme.
Thanks for sharing your classroom pics with us! I love your room! Would you be willing to share the attachment you used for "move your clothespin"? Thanks for inspiration to spice up my classroom theme (which is also Hollywood)!
Popcorn bag template-the posted popcorn pieces above are editable...so I just typed "Thanks for popping in" on each one. The font will automatically decrease in size as you type, you cannot save, but you can print them.
Here's the popcorn bag student welcome bag template... I modified it for my grade level based on Kirsten VanDyke's original.
If you'd like me to make changes I'd be more than happy to. Let me know what you need.
Also, I have attached the quiet on the set templates for the plates/ice cream sherbet plastic lids (what I used). I think I shrunk them a bit either using the copying machine or on my PC. Then, I laminated them and velcroed them to the lids. This way I can change the themes each each, but use the same supplies.
You've done such a great job on your classroom. You have a lot of bulletin boards and I think you used the space wisely! I think I have two small bulletin boards in my room-- But it doesn't matter as much because I go from room to room since I am the inclusion teacher. But you're inspiring me!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. I love looking at pictures.
Do you keep the Hollywood theme year after year or do you switch it up? I did Hollywood last year and am going to do it again. Thanks for all the pictures and ideas. Your classroom is awesome. Do you have a neat newsletter that you use? Thanks for any help.
I used the hollywood theme last year. I purchased my newsletter template so I cannot share it.
Thanks for all the compliments. I loved this theme. I change my theme every year. This year I am using the survivor/tropical island theme.
The nifty thrifty fifty words are a set of 50 words from Patricia Cunningham's Working With Words books. They are not subject words, rather words with prefixes/suffixes/roots necessary for students to learn in order to make and recognize other words with similar patterns. If you google it, you should find out more info on the program.
Indy,you did an awesome job on your room. I teach 4th grade and am doing a Hollywood theme. I have purchased items from the same website. Thank you so much for providing the changes you made. I borrowed a few
I hope you have a great year with your new theme. Thanks for sharing so much of the Hollywood theme.