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Sailor/Nautical Theme
Old 07-16-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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I know that the pirate theme has been very popular here, but I'm looking for some ideas with a Sailor/ Nautical theme. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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I once had an old fisherman in a rowboat out at sea. Below the boat I had a school of fish...each fish had a child's name...caught in a net. The caption was "What a Catch!"
Also once had a lighthouse bulletin board with beams of light each naming a good study skill. The caption for this was "Searching for Good Students". This could easily be adapted to most anything.

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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What grade are you teaching? This may help me generate ideas!
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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I purchased a BB set from CM several years ago, it had a large ship and a sign that said welcome Aboard. I can't remember if it came with smaller pieces too. I created sail boats on my computer, laminated them and put each child's name on a boat. It was cute.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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Sailing into _____ Grade

Reading - The Reading Marina
Jobs - All hands on deck!
Newsletter - Nautical News


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Old 07-16-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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http://www.reallygoodstuff.com has a bunch of items for sailing under its "Welcome Aboard" set: pencils, name tags, etc. Hope that helps!
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I am doing the nautical theme as well this year. I was on here looking for ideas and ran accross your post so I thought I'd let you know what I had come up with so far. I am going to paint a big ship and put a white sail on it. The children will be drawn in the ship and their names will be on their shirts. Coming out of the ship will be a tire on one side with a child swinging in it ove rthe water and an anchor on the other. A pretty big one. My slogan I think is going to be "Anchor yourself in 1st grade." I have made pennant flags for over my door out of foam sheets and I am going to a pawn shop where I spotted two captain's wheels. I picked up a couple of fishing nets at the beach as well and I am going to just see what I can come up with. I always give a little welcome treat at Open House so I thought I'd give them sailor hats. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:39 AM
 
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I'm working on this sort of theme too. Anyone have pictures of a nautical theme classroom/ Any ideas of a job's chart title?
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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I am working on a sailing theme for this next year as well. I am doing a lot of blue, white and red but trying to not make it look too patriotic. I am incorporating blue and white polka dots and red and white polka dots with the theme. I know the Hobby Lobby here where I live has a lot of nautical themed stuff to maybe hang up in the room. I am waiting for it to go on sale though. If you are needing any other ideas think of using lighthouse as well. You can say "Lighting the way to success" or something like that on a bb.

Does anyone have any cute ideas for a reading corner? I like the Reading Marina or Reading Dock that was mentioned earlier but I have no clue on how to make it look like a dock or marina. I am not that crafty.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:53 AM
 
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I am teaching 4th grade.
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I'm a former merchant mariner on tall ships making the teaching switch, and couldn't give up the nautical ties. I am turning the classroom into a ship, renaming the parts of the class: port (left/red), starboard (right/green), forward, aft. Bulkheads (walls), sole (floor), head (bathroom). My desk in the back is the aft cabin.

Class activity to make a compass rose in the center of the room with heavy duty tape. Ten layers of cardboard to make a wheel. Giant pendant streamers. Paper mache anchor for class contract/rules "What anchors us". Huge carpet roll cut down to make portholes for the students to decorate inside, with bios. Blue Saran wrap makes good water. Behavior chart is a lighthouse with student names on cut-out boats: clear sailing, fog, stormy weather, demasted/torn sails? In the front of the room, make a semi cylinder (skipping the board) floor to ceiling for the mast. Assorted pictures of tall ships. Barrels and boxes for furniture. Don't forget birds and dolphins. Divide the class into ships of their naming for working groups.

Where does one find fishing nets?
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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I got my netting from Costume and Display.# They also had glass floats,wheels, life preservers etc.# Good Luck!
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I found mine at Big Lots on clearance. I'm going to use it for student of the week. "Catch of the Week"
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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How much do you spend on all those sailor hats? Trying to work within a budget on this end.
I am also doing a Sailing Theme. I am doing: Sailing into Second Grade on my door and I painted a large sailboat with my name on the bottom of it. Then I am putting their names around it. For a BB I am doing "Sea" Whose in Our Class and on the first day they will take a picture with a sailor hat on by a Wheel.
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Please be sure to use the correct homophone: "Who's in Our Class" instead of "Whose in Our Class." Good Luck!!
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Great theme
Old 07-31-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Your class activites are super! You can find fishing nets at most craft stores. If you show them your teacer's id you ususally get a discount. I would be interested in how you make the wheel with the cardboard. Do you mind sharing the how to?

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Old 08-08-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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We bought upholstery piping to use for decor. Looks just like rope, but it's much cheaper.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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You could try a classroom jobs chart with the theme "School of Jobs". Strands of seaweed named different jobs while student names were on fish that could be moved to different jobs....good idea to laminate and use dry erase, that way when you use it again you won't have to make it all over if one job changes...I speak from experience I also hung white sheets/curtains to look like sails from the old sailing ships. I want to hang sea gulls from the ceiling...anyone have ideas where I can find them?
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nautical theme ideas
Old 08-17-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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I did this theme for several years. Here are some ideas I used in my classroom:

Math Marina - posted sailboats with strategies written in the sails
Readers' Reef - put various sea stuffed animals in nooks and crannies of my classroom library
Writers' Wharf - had a net for a background on bulletin board; put student writing on the net using paper clips as hooks
SOS - (Job board) made rafts with job titles; found life ring tags at dollar store and wrote students' names on them; put ring on raft to assign jobs
Catch of the Week - Students' display board; switch papers in and out each week

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How about a baby back yard pool "dive into a good book" with some nautical pillows thrown in for comfort?
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For my reading corner, I was actually able to get a person to donate a tugboat sandbox they had posted on Craig's List. I washed it off and will be putting it in my reading corner with a big quilt for cushion. The kids can read in it during independent reading time as a privilege, or a reward...maybe the student of the week...not exactly sure yet!
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Sailing Theme
Old 07-12-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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I am using your Writer's Wharf idea for next year. The other things I am doing are Sailor of the Week, and Mrs. _______'s First Mates. I found some very nautical border at Dollar Tree. I have been inspired by so many wonderful ideas. Thanks to everyone for sharing.
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I love ALL of these ideas. My school mascot is a Clippership so I am going with a nautical theme for next year. I am trying to find some ideas for a behavior chart. I normally do a stoplight but I want to do something different.
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motivation or behavior
Old 05-24-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Think or Sink - have tips or behaviors/expectations on ships.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Hello. You can find sea gulls at Shindigz.com. Here is the description.

"sturdy 3-D paper sea gulls... Each package of twelve sea gull has a 21 inch wingspread and is 13 inches long. Easy assembly."
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