Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hollywood Theme

This school year I've decided to go with a Hollywood Movie Theme. Since I am teaching a fourth grade self-contained gifted class, and these students are the "STARS" of the school, I figured that the Hollywood/Stars theme would be perfect for this school year. I am going to include pictures of my classroom to show you what my Hollywood themed class looks like. I'll be adding more pictures in the future.

This is our classroom library. It is categorized in alphabetical order by author. I also have each book categorized by lexile level.

Our classroom treasure chest. Students get tickets from me throughout the week for "Doing the Right Thing." They put their names on their tickets and drop them off in the ticket box at the end of each day. On Fridays, I usually draw two tickets from the ticket box. The two names chosen earn a trip to the Treasure Box.

This is our classroom job charts. All students are assigned a number at the beginning of the year. I rotate their clothespins each week to make sure everyone gets a chance to do each job.

This is my corner of the room.

Down the center of the classroom is our Hollywood Walk of Fame. There is one star for each student. I had each student sign his/her name on their star in cursive. I ordered these star stickers from here.

My front door was "POPPING" on the first day of school! I got this idea with the popcorn popping from Pinterest. I also gave my students the red carpet treatment. My students absolutely loved it.  

This year my students have O.S.C.A.R. Folders. O.S.C.A.R. stands for Organizing Students Communication And Resources. This folder is used as my communication folder between home and school. Inside it has two pockets, the left pocket reads "Keep at Home" and the right pocket reads "Return to School." The students are suppose to bring this folder to school everyday. I purchased my O.S.C.A.R. Folder from Nicky's Folders. I truly love them because they are sturdy and last all year long.

Here is my "Meet the Cast" bulletin board. I can't wait for my parents to see it on Open House. I dressed up the children in old vintage Hollywood style clothing and I printed their Hollywood pictures in black and white. Next to their pictures they wrote their Star Bio's. I purchased and downloaded the Star Bio's from the Teacher's Clubhouse. They have a huge selection of Hollywood premade worksheets for your classroom. If you're also doing a Hollywood theme, I highly recommend you check out their website.

My "Reel"y Great Work Bulletin Board. I hardly have time to be changing bulletin boards, but because I have a classroom theme, I can keep the same bulletin board up all year and only change the work.

I had this basket full of popcorn out on my back table for Open House.

For Open House my parents left with this packet and a bag of popcorn.

I rolled out red bulletin board paper for Open House to welcome my parents. It was a huge hit!

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