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Ideas for Cowboy/Western Theme
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Hi everyone.....know that we are on scrambling to get 'things' together for the new year, but was wondering if I might be able to get some help from ya'all!!

I am in need of bulletin board captions for my classroom theme....

Star of week board
Writing board
Math
Social Studies
Science
Birthdays

Also, if you are a third grade teacher in New York, would love to hear some of your creative ideas for teaching third grade....reading challenges, ways to teach place value, introducing a balanced literacy program....how do you run your day and fit everything in but still do quality teaching?

Thank you so much for all of your creative ideas in advance.
Wishing you all the best this year!!


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Cowboy/Wild West Theme
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I did this theme when I taught second grade a few years ago. I found fabulous cotton fabric at Hancock's Fabric and covered all of my bulletin boards with it. It was bright green with cowboy boots and hats on it. I covered bigger boards with red bulletin board paper. I found really cute border that looked like barn wood at the local teachers' store.

For my word wall, I drew boot silhouettes and made those my alphabet letters.

I called my newsletter "The Pony Express," my birthday bulletin board, "Rootin' Tootin' Birthdays," and my Star of the Week was "Cowpoke of the Week." I found bandana scrapbooking paper and I laminated it and used it to tape up each month's menu. I called it "Chuckwagon Choices."

You should check out Christina Bainbridge's website, she does that theme. It's where I got a lot of my ideas.
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i love this theme!
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Here's a thread that might be helpful:
http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...ad.php?t=47081

Other ideas:
* For a bulletin board (like Writing), you could use "Let's Lasso Up Some Outstanding Work!" and attach a rope around the border.

* For a welcome board, you could use "Welcome to Mr./Mrs. ___'s Corral - A Great Place to Hang your Hat!" Add cut out hats with pictures of the kids on them or enlarge the pictures and put the hats on the kids!
* Another idea, title it "Howdy Partners!" or "Welcome, Buckaroos!" and put student names on western cut outs like hats & boots or horses.

* Star of the Week could be "Cowpoke of the Corral" or "Have you "Herd" About..."
* Math board could be "Wanted: Super Star Problem Solvers!"
* Job chart could be titled "Ranch Hands"
* Birthday chart could be "Birthday Buckaroos!"
* Science (or other) could be "Rootin' Tootin' Science"
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I'll think for ya....
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For my writing bb, I'm using "Write Em' Cowboys!"


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Thank you all for your terrific ideas.
Braydon's Mom...if you are doing a western type theme, do you have other ideas?

Thanks again to all of you. Have a wonderful school year!
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Western Theme
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I have had a Western Theme for the past 4 years.
Writing - Beef Up Your Writing/Vocabulary - I used a cow for this BB.

Birthdays - One year I did coyotes howling at the moon and put - "Happy Howling Birthday"

Reading - A cowboy roping - "Read 'em Cowboy"

I don't teach Math or Science and I did not use a saying for Social Studies.

I used a little girl by a fire - "Warm Up to a Good Book"

Helpers - I used a sheriff - "Ranch Hands Wanted"

Lunch - I used a cowboy chef from a trail ride - "What's Cooking Cookie?"

I am changing my theme this year to a 50s Diner, but I may go back to Western in a few years.
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Wild, Wild, West
Old 08-10-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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I just went to a seminar from this theme your class at a local book store - they had a wild west book. It had everything to theme your room. Its really cute, I am doing Hollywood but tempted to do Wild, Wild West. Student of the Week was Deputy of the Week, Rounding up good readers their behavior plan was L.A.W. - they had a few different themes so they only touched on western a little. They are called Classroom Couture. Good luck if I can remember any other specifics I will send them your way. Lassoing up success . . . give me time they will come.
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