Classroom Themes

Classroom Themes for Spring

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Classroom Themes for Spring

  Fresh ideas for your spring classroom. Spring themes: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Farm Theme Butterfly Theme Ladybug Theme Turtle Theme Kites Theme Frog Theme Bees Theme Bugs Theme Fish Classroom Theme Spring celebrations: Pi Day, March 14 St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 Purim, in 2017, March 11-12 the vernal equinox, roughly March 21 Bunsen Burner Day, March 31 April Fools Day, April 1 School Librarian Day, April 5 Passover, in 2017, April 10-18 Easter,¬†in 2017 April 16 Buddha’s birthday, April 8 Yuri’s Night, April 12 Scrabble Day, April 13 National DNA Day, in...

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Farm Classroom Theme

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Farm Classroom Theme

  Farm themes are big fun for young students, and very versatile. You can use this theme to look at the distinction between urban and rural life, how people’s lives and work have changed over time, where our food comes from, plants and animals, and many more basic content issues in science and social studies. Use Scholastic’s Down On The Farm Bulletin Board or D. J. Inker’s Farm Friends Bulletin Board Set, add barns and farm animals cut outs to use for centers and classroom management, and you’ll have your room in the mood. Gather some farm books: On the Farm...

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Christmas Lesson Plans

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Christmas Lesson Plans

Are you bringing Christmas into the classroom, perhaps along with other winter holiday celebrations? Check out our Christmas Around the World and Christmas literature lesson plans.

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Doctor Who in the Classroom

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Doctor Who in the Classroom

  Embrace geek chic with a Doctor Who classroom theme! The Doctor is an alien being in a popular BBC TV show, the last of the Time Lords, who goes traveling through time and space in his Time and Relative Dimension in Space (tardis for short). As you can imagine, this is an adventuresome theme, with lots of teachable moments for science and history. The new series also contains plenty of scenes involving decision-making by a young person: Should she do something risky or stick with what’s safe? Should she continue on a path toward a future that seems empty, or do something more...

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Learning About Trucks

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Learning About Trucks

From preschoolers who love to play with toy trucks to high school students discovering all the jobs involved in logistics and freight transport, everyone can learn something from a good less on trucks. Scroll down to find lessons at different grade levels. Preschool and Kindergarten Read books about trucks: My Truck is Stuck! The Truck Book I Love Trucks! Truck by Donald Crews I Want to Be a Truck Driver  Invite students to bring a toy truck from home to show, or collect toy trucks at garage sales or dime stores. Have students create art with their toy trucks: Drive the trucks through...

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Transportation Classroom Theme

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Transportation Classroom Theme

  Throughout our history, we humans have wanted to go from one place to another, and to take things from one place to another, so a lot of our ingenuity has gone into transportation. We have a number of relevant classroom themes and lesson plan collections already posted: Car classroom themes Trucks lesson plans Hot air balloons Airplane classroom theme Travel classroom theme Hiking classroom theme Boats lesson plans How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Oh, the Places You’ll Go What if you want to have a more general transportation theme? Of course, you can mix and match...

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