I've decided to decorate in a coffee shop theme. I am the 3rd grade Reading, Spelling, and SS teacher. I've purchased polka dot and paisley borders in browns, blues, and greens. I'm in need of slogans to use for my discipline board, reading center,... Any ideas would be appreciated.
Ms. ___________’s Learning Caffe…Where Success is Always on the Menu (remember this from a PTer awhile back) Morning Agenda-The Daily Grind or Today’s Menu Readers’ Workshop-Blending Fluency and Comprehension Class Library-Lounge with a Good Book Writers’ Workshop-Espress(o) Self or Give Your Writing a Jolt Math-There’s A-Latte Learn About Math Word Study-Steaming Hot Words (mugs with words on them or even coffee beans) or Bold Words Science-Addicted (caffeine) to Science or Sippin’ on Science (?) Social Studies-Let’s Jolt Into History Welcome- Ms. _______________’s Premium Roast or Welcome to A Year Filled with A-Latte Fun Newsletter-Weekly Grind Displaying Work-Brewing Awesome Work or Whipping Up Great Work (whipped cream) Student of the Week: Flavor of the Week or This Week’s Special ____________ Job Header-Maybe play off some of the other words I have listed below? Rules-Recipe for Success
Rewards could be called “Perks” and students earn “Starbucks”
*(Could make play off single, double, double-double, triple shots with your behavior policy ?) Other words to consider: Java, aroma, cup of joe, cup, sugar, stir, drip, grande, venti, tall, short, frap, mocha, strong, rich, smooth, foam, froth, iced, dunk
Here is a super cute Writer's Coffeehouse idea from the amazing Amanda Nickerson. This is the link to the activity on her blog. You might find other useful activities there too! I purchased her unit from TPT and can't wait to try it!
I am doing Daily 5 in my classroom. In each student's book box, I am going to give them an unused Starbucks cup. On the outside I'm going to write, "Read a Latte" and stored inside will be their read to someone checkmark, regular bookmark, pencil, sticky notes, etc. Basically supplies for read to someone and read to self.
Have fun with your new theme!
Last edited by ilove2; 07-09-2011 at 02:24 PM..
Reason: should have used a different word
I am also using the Coffee Cafe theme in my room this year. I am teaching fifth grade and I have never used a theme before. I am super excited. One of the boards I am going to have up in my room is a book recommendation board. Anyone have a creative name I could use to title it?
Not sure about the title just yet, but the first thing that popped in my mind were the bulletin boards a lot of our coffee shops have. They usually have push pins and people randomly hang when a band is performing, apt for rent, etc.
You might tie that into book recommendations by allowing the students to randomly put their own creations up so it's unique like a coffehouse. Some could post recommendations on a sheet of paper, sticky note, and computer print out, or index card so you have a variety. As a organize freak this would drive me crazy, but I would do it because the kids would love the freedom.
Maybe you don't have to include the word "book" in the title.You could simply explain that the Cafe' News (or message) board, The Bean Bulletin, or The Peer Post should be used for book recommendations.
If you want to include book in the caption, what about calling it the Book Nook or Book Bulletin?
My creative juices are a bit off today as it is 100 degrees out and I have been in it for couple hours.
Last edited by IndyRae; 07-20-2011 at 01:28 PM..
Reason: confusing wording
My teenage daughter has been helping me with my room, and she is so creative! We have a big sign that says "Welcome to Starbooks!" I bought a chalkboard at a garage sale, and we posted the classroom rules in chalk and decorated like a menu board you would see in a coffee shop. I promise to get pictures posted when we finish up!
I have decided to have a cafe theme this school year!!!! I have mnay of the sayings you have posted!! One thing that I have is a kids chalkboard that I purchased from a twift shop and I will post my daily objective on it!!!