I did a baseball/star theme during my student teaching. I had a whole class incentive bulletin board which I made to look like a baseball field. It was titled "Baseball Bonus". I had a cutout of a baseball player and whenever the whole class did well I would move it to the next base. After so many "runs" they would win a reward (extra recess, etc.) For a hall display I had the students decorate t-shirts like a uniform, with their name and favorite number. I labeled it "All-Star Students" and used a star border. They also sell borders with sports balls. For a job chart, I had each students' name written on a baseball cutout.
-SaraFirst, A-Z Teacher Stuff
I saw a bulletin board once titled Touchdown readers. Each student had his/her own football shape and they got to move the balls from one end of the football field to the other (one 10-yard line at a time) as they read books independently. I think the goal was 10 books before Thanksgiving.
-runsw/scissors, A-Z Teacher Stuff
Here are a couple of ideas that I am tossing around for this year...
"Swingin' In to 5th Grade!" or "Batter Up!!" baseball theme
Our Goals... (either a soccer net or football goal post)
Coach's Corner (teacher's board)
Time Out for ________! (focus on a content area)
Penalty Box (classroom rules)
Field of Dreams (goals for the grading period)
Major League Words (word wall)
We're all Pitching In (job board-put jobs on bats and student names on balls)
-TeacherRW and Krwaggieteach, A-Z Teacher Stuff
Last week I bought a soccer fifa rug at Walmart for 7.00 on clearance. I also got some stuffed soccer balls and one stuffed football to put in the reading center also. Those came from dollar tree
-Amyt682, A-Z Teacher Stuff
This Easter, some of the drug stores have fillable Easter eggs in the shapes of footballs, baseballs and basketballs. Buy these on sale and then fill with certificates for extra computer time, etc. Students can pick one for their birthday or as a reward for doing a great job.
I'm going to be giving each student a charm bracelet (without charms) at the beginning of the year, and they will be able to collect charms on it for each event we do. These charms are so cheap they just beg to included in your celebration. And the amount is perfect for any size classroom-I don't think it's legal in any state to exceed 36 students.
Trading Cards- Create trading cards of your students with their photos.
Invest in a piece of corkboard and cut it out in the shape of various sports balls, such as the baseball below. Students can use them as 'parking lots' for ideas during the year (sticking post-it notes with ideas, predictions, etc.).
If you have some extra money to play with, you might consider getting sports themed beanbags for your reading area from this online store.
Or perhaps a baseball mitt chair from this online store.
Reading Rainbow's Sports Ideas
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