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I am a second grade teacher looking for some ideas for a train theme to start off the new school year. Any ideas and places to purchase the supplies will be appreciated. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!


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I found the most amazing train font today. Go to this link.

http://web.archive.org/web/200606140...nts/tfonts.htm
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Thank you very much! I downloaded the font and will use it in August! Any other ideas?
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Here are some ideas for bulletin board titles. I hope you don't find them too corny.

Behavior: Choo Choo Choose Good Behavior
A board for showing work: Our Train of Thought
Welcome: Jump on board our train
Look who's taking the train to success.
All Aboard, For a Fantastic School Year

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Thank you! Good ideas!


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"The Learning Train" (bulletin board)
--Cut out an engine and write the child's name on it.
--Cut out train cars for each child. As skills are mastered (math facts, word families, etc.), write them on the train cars and allow children to attach the cars behind their engines.

"We're on the Right Track" (bulletin board)
--Enlarge an engine pattern.
--Display student's work.

"On the Reading Track" (bulletin board)
--This is a home reading incentive program.
--The train could travel across the room (use with whole group) by having students write the title and author of the book they read on a train car.
--You could post a map of the United States and have students travel from one U.S. city to the next (miles = minutes read).

Other Bulletin Board Slogans
"Stay on Track for ______ Grade"
"Stay on Track for (subject area like Reading, Math, etc.)!"
"All Aboard for _______ Grade!"
"Clickety-Clack...Stay on Track"
"On the Write Track"
"Going Places"
"Chug, Chug, Poof, Poof, Off We Go"
"I Think I Can...I Know I Can"
"I (Know or Can) Express"

"The Train" (a fingerplay or poem)
Here is the train. (Make a fist with right hand.)
Here is the track. (Hold left arm level.)
The train goes forward.
Now it comes back. (Put fist on arm and move forward and back.)
Here are the wheels.
Going clickety-clack. (Rotate hands around each other.)
Poof! Goes the smoke.
From the big smokestack! (Move hands up quicly over head.)

Train Relay Race
Divide the class into four teams. Set up four cones at the end of the playground. Each student on a team puts his/her hands on the shoulders of the person in front of him/her. When the signal is given (a train whistle or say "All Aboard"), each team hops/skips/walks to and around the cone and back to the start without letting go.

Music
"I've Been Working on the Railroad"
"She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain"
"This Train is Bound for Glory"
"Grand Central Station"
"Do the Locomotion"
"Love Train" (rewrite to "Learning Train")

Behavior
--________ is on the right track! or ________ is right on track! (Make a certificate showing a train running along the bottom of the paper...could be a whole sheet of paper or put two certificates on one page. Add lines to tell what positive thing the child did along with the date and a place for your signature.)
--Punch a ticket for good behavior.
--"We're on Track with Good Choices"
--Reward - Add a car to the school/classroom train and stretch it around the room.

Decoration
Make the doorway into your classroom into a steam engine by creating a large engine around the outside frame of your door.

Daily Journal
--Write words that begin with the TR sound as in train.
--Write words that rhyme with train.
--Read a book about trains. Write three or more things you learned.
--Write a math word problem about trains.
--Write three or more questions about trains.
--Write tongue twisters about trains.
--Make a list of words you associate with trains. Put your list in ABC order. Classify the words by noun, adjective, verb, adverb, etc. Write a rhyming word for each word you wrote. Write antonyms and/or synonyms for each word.

Writing Activity
Make conductor/engineer/passenger posters (use names of train workers) with each child's picture and a bio

Booklist and poem "Train Song" which is also a book on the list (see attachment)

Really Good Stuff
--poem on poster called "Stay on Track" (order #156268AH)
--ready to decorate poster (order #156667AH)

Carson-Dellosa
--big train (order # CD-110097)

Upstart
--poster set (Asia has a train on the poster) (order #K97-90476)
--bookmarks (order #K97-39334)

Math
--money-buying train tickets for different cities
--telling time-train leaves the station at...

Social Studies
--underground railway
--train routes
--history of trains
--freedom quilts

Recycling
--I think I "can" (recycle cans)

Go to www.abcteach. This site has materials for trains.

Google train posters and you will find many wonderful ones for your classroom.
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Wow!!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you,thank you!!!
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Thank you so much for some awesome ideas - just what I was looking for.
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I am teaching first grade this year and my theme is also on trains. I came up with a bulletin board that is also used for discipline. I have a train on the board with a student's name on each car. I attached pockets to the back of the cars and made train tickets to put in them. On the first day they will each start out with two tickets and if they are disobedient they will take a ticket out of their car and put it in the caboose and if they are good they will receive another ticket. At the end of the week if they have a certain amount of tickets they will get a prize. Like I said I have never used this before but I am hoping that it works well!
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