Theme - Sports Theme
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I teach fifth grade. I have used a sports theme for the past two years now, and love it. I try to focus on teamwork, so the theme fits in very well.|
Beginning of the year board: I give each student a soccer ball piece of paper and they have to write a few goals that they hope to achieve in fifth grade. Then on a green bulletin board, I staple a net to look like a goal and put their soccer balls on there. I title in Aiming for our Fifth grade goals.
I have two sayings in my room: Teamwork Works and There is No I in team. I have a pencil on each of their desks the first day, that says Teamwork Works.
On the Door, I put Welcome to Mrs. R's Team.
Jobs-Special Teams, I put each child's name on a foot ball, and the name of the class job is on a goal...
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I also do a sports theme in my 2nd grade classroom. |
I do All-Star Behavior, which is similar to the stop light or card pulling system. The students earn fouls that are posted on their basketball around the room. I also have used football helmets and penalty flags for 1st down, 2nd down, etc. Another teacher in my school used 3 strikes and baseball.
My job board is a field goal post. Jobs are listen on the uprights. The horizontal bar says "Teamwork." I use clothespins with the students names to point to their job for the day.
I made an ongoing game for the whole year called Football Frenzy. We had set teams and used this game for all subjects. Students would draw a card that said 5 yards, 15 yards, fumble, interception, etc. I then asked them a question. If they were correct, their team...
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This theme is a "ball!" Here are some ideas that I have seen:|
Hang team pennants from ceiling or on the wall. You could have your students design their own pennant or sports t-shirt for display or nametags.
"5th Grade is a BALL!" Write students names on different types of balls.
"Reaching our Goals!" Have students write goals down on a football or basketball or soccer and have the balls heading towards the appropriate goal.
"Kicking the year off in 5th grade!"
There's still more, but I just went blank.
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I am planning on a sports theme for my 2nd grade class and have the following planned. Some are not definite, but I am tossing them around. |
Reading area: Reading Zone-put goalposts
Word Wall: A "hoop"ful of words or Catch a word
Student Work: Winning Work, or Something to Cheer About, or Cheer-ful Work, or Wall of Fame
News/Weekly Info: The Dugout
Behavior: Swinging for Good Behavior
Writing: Sliding into Writing (Baseball bases with steps)
Hope this helps. Some (most) are pretty corny! :o
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I am also using a sports theme in my classroom. I also found a lot of really good ideas posted in the Archives, and also on the Bulletin Board and Theme Board. There are some good postings from back in June. In addition, I have made pennants with a month written on each one. I punched small holes in the ends and tied yarn onto them so they would look more like real ones. I then wrote in the kids names and birthdates on the appropriate months.|
I've also used yellow poster board to make a large bat. On the bat I have written "Hit the Books!" This hangs over my library area. I plan to have the kids write the titles of books they have read throughout the year on baseballs which we will hang either from the ceiling or on the wall behind the library area.
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I teach 5th grade and have used the Sports Theme for three years. I love it.
Our theme is "There is no I in Team"
I have that hanging on my front wall along with pennants I made with each child's name on it.
Some of my subjects:
Homerun Spellers-Baseball diamond with baseballs with students' names on them. If they score a 100% on tests, they get a baseball sticker on a chart. 15 stickers they earn a baseball pen.
Reading Dugouts- These are my reading centers. Our reading library also has a pair of wooden bleachers that my dad made with sport bean bag chairs.
Writing- Writing Arena
I also used the homeworkopoly and made a homework Sportsopoly. The students really like this.
Our behavior system is set up with bowling pins, good behavior gets...
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I am also doing a sports theme. I may have posted these ideas already on this baord somewhere|
so I apologize if I am being repetitive. I'm getting some green carpet that looks like a baseball field for my reading area. I found some blow up chairs at K'Mart that are shaped like baseball gloves. I'm going to sit that over there. The title for my reading center is Field of Dreams. On my lunch count board it says, Look
at What They Are Serving for Lunch. I put a tennis racket up there with tennis balls around it. By our weekly schedule it says Team Schedule. I use Writer's Workshop in my class
by the Writing Center it says, "Dive into Writer's Workshop!" I have a poster of a diver there. Finally, I have different types of balls outside of my room...
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I had a sports theme last year. I had a large bulletin board that said "Give it your best shot" with a child's basketball hoop (Purchased at sporting supply) attached to the board. On the board I had basketballs with kids' names which I used to add stickers to for our reading contest. For our class jobs, I used the heading "teamwork" and had the jobs written on construction paper baseball bats -- the children's names were written on baseball mitts. For our good work board, I used the heading "Get a Kick out of learning" with a soccor ball border.|
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I am doing a sports theme in my 1st grade room this year. Here are a few ideas for baseball... On parent night we always have a "wish" list with items that we need for the classroom such as markers, paper plates, etc. Label a poster size baseball glove with "Pitch In", put class needs on cut-outs of baseballs and have parents take a baseball and return the donated item to the class. We also participate in the "Character Counts" program at our school, so for my bulletin board I chalked a cute baseball boy with his glove in the air and it will be titled - Get "Caught" With Good Character. When another student sees someone demonstrating one of our character traits, I will write their name on a baseball and put it on the board. My students are seated in cooperative groups, I used clipart to make...
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I also have a sports theme in my 7/8 classroom. I found many of my ideas on here last summer!!|
**Citizenship Awards (MVP's)
**Classroom Library (Field of Dreams...sports pillows and green carpeting..)
**Get in the Game...READ!
**We Make a Great TEAM!!
**8th Grade All Stars
**Newsletter (All Star News)
**Keep a Winning Attitude
**Kicking off for a Great Year!
**Give it Your Best Shot!
**The teacher stores have a ton of sports posters
Good Luck!! I'm sure I could think of more, if you need it!!
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