Detective Classroom Theme

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing*

It’s been a while since I posted a fun classroom theme!  So here is a compilation of the best ideas I’ve  seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.  This theme is great because: which kid out there doesn’t fantasize about going to a super secret spy school?  With a theme like this, you’ll have your students feeling like they’re part of a very exclusive and important mission within their school.  So, take out your shades, magnifying glasses and trench coats and check out these awesome ideas for the best detective classroom theme.


 

Classroom Decor

Here are some ways to decorate your class to look like the ultimate spy’s lair.

A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
If you’re artistic and can pull off this kind of elaborate anchor chart, your kids will love to refer to it for all of their reading strategies.  (Taken from A Walk in My Shoes)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Door decor! Also, “spy of the week” is a great way to celebrate a student of the week.  (Seen on Pinterest)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Another great door idea! (Seen on Pinterest)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
These detective badges would make for great first day of school name tags.  (Taken from Enjoying The Small Things)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Just for fun :). (Taken from Catch My Party)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
An awesome poster series to get kids to expand their vocabulary.  (Seen on Pinterest)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
A nice poster for your walls.  (Taken from Teachers Notebook)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
When don’t we need a noise level reference?  (Seen on Pinterest)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Decor that’s easy enough to re-create.  (Seen on Pinterest)

 

Student Activities

Here are some activities that fit right in with this theme :).

A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
This is a great worksheet for junior students.  Or, you could use it for younger students as well, but tweak the layout to be more appealing.  (Taken from What The Teacher Wants)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
A good math center activity.  (Taken from Foxwell Forest)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Something for early finishers, or as a morning exercise.  (Taken from Mrs. Jumps)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
A mission of kindness. (Taken from The Polka Dotted Teacher)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Another good one for centers.  (Taken from The First Grade Parade)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
The idea here is to fill this box with clues, and have kids use inference to guess what you’re getting at.  (Taken from The Inspired Apple)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Set students on a hunt for important text elements. (Seen on Pinterest)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Since you’ll have such experienced detectives on your hands, they should have no problem writing an instructional paragraph about how to solve a mystery.  (Taken from Step into Second Grade)

 

Resources

Here are some resource ideas to help you along the way.

A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Printable bookmarks to give as student incentives or gifts.  (Taken from Teachers Notebook)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Printable schedule headings.  (Available on TPT)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
This is a series of fun mysteries about some famous characters. (Available on Amazon)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
Another series of stories. (Available on Amazon)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
A chapter book for beginner readers. (Available on Amazon)
A compilation of the best ideas I've seen for an awesome detective classroom theme.
A detective bulletin board set! (Available on Amazon)

 

Here’s hoping for a year filled with may discoveries :).

3 thoughts on “Detective Classroom Theme

Leave a Reply