Cowboy Classroom Theme Ideas

Looking for a fun western theme this year? Here are some ideas:

Word wall = “Word Herd”
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Student Spotlight = “Buckaroo of the Week”
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Student Display Bulletin Board = “Work Worth Hootin’ and Hollerin’ About!”
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Classroom Jobs = “Ranch Hands”
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Any other ideas to add to this list? Please comment below! đŸ™‚

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Write Your Name (poster)

write name poster STICKERI don’t know about you, but most times when I’m in a workshop or meeting and I’m given a handout, I instinctively write my name in the top right corner. You may laugh, but that’s the kind of automatic thing we want our students to do! I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to make my own. Some students just need that simple little reminder and hopefully this will help! This poster is the size of regular printer paper (8.5″ x 11″).

Click here to download the free PDF: write name poster

As Seen on Pinterest

If you haven’t gotten addicted to Pinterest, you should. In fact, you should join me on Pinterest and see the tons of great teaching ideas out there! Here are some cool ideas I found recently:

Hang anchor charts with fun ribbon!

Poster showing what belongs in a student desk and how it should be organized. Genius!

“If MLK Jr. Had Instagram…” What a great way to have place history in a context kids know! Click here to read more.

Letters in Environmental Print! Ask kids to find and bring in 5 labels, then sort them into the alphabet.

Chevron Supply Labels/Tags

Supply Tags - Chevron - STICKERI saw some of these for sale on Pinterest recently. And I thought, “Shoot! I can make those easily and give them away for free!” So here they are, chevron print supply labels. I intentionally left them blank so you can use them for whatever you’d like. There are 8 on a sheet. Enjoy!

Supply Tags – Chevron – PDF

But why only use them in a classroom? Use them to organize things in your house too!

Back-To-School About Me Character Sketch Project

Back to school about me character sketch sticker

At the beginning of the school year, the teacher and the students all want to get to know each other. Here’s a fun project that will also show you your students’ writing levels. Fill out the boxes on the planning page and then put them together on the second page into a cohesive paragraph. Then have students draw a picture of themselves. Put this up on a bulletin board for back-to-school open house, etc. Have a great school year!

Click here for the printable PDF: Back-to-School About Me Character Sketch

Transitions List Poster

transitions list poster STICKERTransitions can get boring really easily… especially if kids only know one or two transitions for each purpose (introduce, sequence, etc.). Here’s my printable transitions poster. It can go on the wall in your classroom, or you can have students put one in their literacy journal. Enjoy!

Click here to view the printable poster: transitions list poster

Teacher Appreciation Door

dance doorI like how this door includes a picture of each kid dancing, since dance is the theme of the door. That could make for a really cute bulletin board also. Choose a verb and take a picture of each kid doing the verb. Use the photos as the decoration on your bulletin board.

This also reminds me of how important it is for teachers and their students to show gratitude to others. I used to allow my kids to make thank-you cards for staff and teachers as fast-finisher activities sometimes. It’s so important to teach upcoming generations about gratitude. Hopefully we are each doing our part to show thanks ourselves and teaching younger people to be thankful.

Conflict Resolution Ideas

I saw this conflict resolution page up in a classroom and thought it had some good ideas:

Conflict Resolution Ideas