I am sad we are not doing the contest. Yes, I griped and said, "I don't have time, don't have help, and we have to prepare kids for the EOGs." But we have always found a way. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL????
I wanted to decorate my door but didn't want to have to rip it down in January..... Thinking wheels went turning. My idea..... Football doors and a cute poem to help kids to remember their reading, math and learning strategies.
In third grade we use the runners strategies for reading passages. For the most part, we see a lot of success when kids apply these strategies. I am not a sports fan in ANY way. However, I love people who LOVE one team and root for them. I don't have a team so to speak of, but I love, love, love the ocean. So I guess I'm team Ariel. Hehehe
My Aunts in West Virginia root for three different teams. My Aunt Angel and her family are die hard Steelers fans. They have some pretty silly pictures to show for at games too. My YOUNGER Aunt Sarah is not a football fan but roots for the Ohio Bobcats to defy her husband who loves Marshall. So, I needed something my kids could relate to, I chose STEELERS. And they have an old song, "black and yellow" that the kids love.
You are thinking... I am some random chick. Maybe you can't think as fast as me. No, I am random.
I made a door in which I hope to elaborate different strategies to help us become successful. I highlighted the door in steelers colors. I also want to have some playoff energizers where they chant things to help them become successful with football exercises.
The idea is we can take different real jobs each day and quickly brainstorm things they might do to help them be successful. For example: A doctor wouldn't just start with medicine before checking weight, symptoms, small tests, xrays. A landscaper wouldn't start planting flowers before outlining where they want to border and plan. A construction company wouldn't begin building the house without plans, laying the foundation, etc. I hope the kids see the connection with being successful in life and anything they do.
I sincerely hope this has inspired you to find a small something your kids like to motivate them in class. I would love to hear some other sports ideas since, again, I am not a sports follower. :)
Ps: And, I am even more excited because my girlfriend teachers are going to do football doors too. Amy is going to do the New York Giants, but what can I say... she's a Yankees fan too. My friendy across the hall, Jen, is going to do our NC team, Panthers. I'll post new pictures when we get them up.
Pps: The Comic on the door says, Only you can prevent forest sharks with a great white flying through the forest... lol. Along with many others.