Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sports Theme Part Two (2011-2012)

Here is the follow up to my last post.  Last time I showed you pictures from my room two years ago with the sports theme.  Now it is still the sports theme but at a new school, in a new room.  This rose/dusk color was a big shock from my bright white room but it has grown on me (took a whole year but finally got there, lol)!

Starting outside our hallway we find our reading bulletin boards. The one on the left tracks how many/which Sunshine State Books they've read and the one on the right is "Our Reading Goals." This year I implemented the Book Whisperer's Think 30! and these super cute football incentive charts were great ways for students to track how many books they read. They couldn't wait for their red football, which meant they were on books 16-30.

Our cubbies and Stellar Starburst Chart (our behavior system in 5th grade)

Writing center and Geography Challenge board
Geography Challenge (I'm a BIG fan of interactive bulletin boards)

Close up of the bags on the Geography Challenge board

Reading Dugout (Classroom library)

Word Study Wall (we learn a different prefix/suffix a week and put it up there with the definition and picture to help us remember the meaning)

Close up of the Reading Dugout. My favorite part is the actual letters! I printed them out on white cardstock but then drew on the red stitching so it looks like a baseball.

CAFE board, Spelling, and Vocabulary charts

My desk (that's the cleanest you'll ever see it!), calendar, specials, and Homerun Helpers (jobs)

Front of our room. Another favorite is the letters READ for the quote. I went to Jo-Ann's and got sports textured paper. The "R" is made from football paper, "E" is a soccer ball (had to make that one), "A" is a basketball, and "D" is a tennis ball.

Hall of Fame Work

Sorry that was so picture/caption heavy but I'm a picture gal, what can I say?  It was not too heavy in the sports theme but I brought it in here and there.  Of course, in true me fashion, I'm ready for a change!  So all the hard work I put into creating those letters and job charts and what not will now be going into the closet and new batch will be created.  Thankfully I like to create new things and don't resent myself ;o)  Hope you enjoyed!


  1. Your room looks amazing! =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. Thank you so much! Oh I love looking at new blogs, I can't wait!


  3. Hi, I am a new follower! I am starting CAFE this year with my 5/6 how do you do yours

  4. Randi, to be truthfully honest I did not do it justice last year because it was my first year at a Title 1 school and had to figure out ways to incorporate it. I usually used our read aloud and followed the book's sequence. If we are not reading a book, I used picture books and had them take the skill back to their own chapter books. Hopefully this year will go better, I do plan to incorporate it more as minilessons and pull it into my guided reading groups and their literature responses in their jourals. I hope this helps and I will be posting how I incorporate it as this year goes on. Thanks for following!

  5. Hi there! I found you on Pinterest and I am very interested in your Interactive Geography board since that's what I teach! Would you mind sharing what you do for it?

  6. Love the interactive geography board...where can I find the geography challenge activities?