Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Board Game Theme Classroom

I'm teaching 3rd grade this year and decided to decorate my classroom with a board game theme.  Check out the pictures of my new room.

Here is my reading wall with the genres of literature.

 
I even added dots to the ottoman to make it look like dice.

 
I used a twister board in the hallway to create a bulletin board to display student work.

 
I decorated my desk and the area around my desk with a checkerboard and chess theme.

 
My small group table reading table is now a Connect Four table. 

 
My entry door also has a Monopoly theme.  I plan to add student pictures to the cards and label them with Monopoly style names (Example:  Chase Place, Molly Avenue, Sam Street)


 
I took a Guess Who game and transformed it into my birthday wall.  I'm going to add pictures to the Guess Who flaps.

Our school uses an Honorable Character program to teach character traits (honesty, cooperation, service, self-control, etc.).  I used a Trivial Pursuit theme here.  I will add each character trait on a pie piece just like the board game as we talk about each one.

My calendar and job board has a Life theme.  The cars are labeled with different jobs.  The smiley faces are attached with velcro and will be moved each week to a different job description.

My writing board is based on Candyland.  There are clothespins on the lollipop sticks labeled with student names.  I will use this as a "Status of the Class" board to show where each student is in the writing process.  Here's a link to my Writer's Workshop pages.

 
I used a twister board and some black tape to create curtains.  I added the dot streamers for an added effect.  

 
Here's the UNO cursive line.

 
I used a Yahtzee theme for the math problem solving board.

 
Here's my Scrabble word wall.  I'll add the words each week in the Scrabble font.  Here's a link to the font-  Free Scrabble font

 
I'll add more board game related classroom pics soon.

17 comments:

  1. Where did you get your decorations for this theme??

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    1. I found the borders and accent pieces at Teacher Tools. The rest came from old game boards I found at garage sales and resale shops.

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  2. Can people purchase the reading railroad cards?

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    1. I just made these myself using free genre posters online. I had more genre monopoly cards, but ran out of wall space.

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  3. Where did you get all of your materials?

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    1. The borders and a few items were bought at Teachers Tools, but the rest were just made by hand. I collected old games from resale shops and used the materials for the displays.

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  4. I love this idea! Did you purchase or make your materials? Some of looks like you used the actual game boards. Great idea!

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    1. I used game boards, made some of it, and bought the rest at our local teacher store (Teachers Tools). It was a pretty easy set up and really fun to put together.

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  6. I love this entire blog and appreciate the creative use of the Board Game theme. Kids would love to walk into this classroom! Compliments galore!

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  7. Love the theme! How did you make the candy for your writing board?

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  8. What do your reading railroad posters say? I would love to see a closer picture if possible.

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  9. Hi, Love this theme. Is it possible to know what the reading wall with the genres of literature says? It's a bit blurry.

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  10. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I need a new theme since I've had my outer space theme forever!! Can't wait to get started!! Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas!!!

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  11. Love the game board theme! I teach 4th grade and we were thinking of using a "games" theme this coming year. Is there anyway you could send me larger images? Thank you very much for sharing your ideas and talents!

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  12. This is incredible! You put so much work into this theme. I absolutely love it! I see you haven't updated recently. Do you have more current updates?

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  13. I love the twist and shout board.. did you use 1 game board to cover your bullentin board?

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