A star themed classroom is probably one of the most common themes out there. For me though, that doesn’t make it less special. I get it: stars are empowering, grand and inspirational. It’s a wonderful analogy to give to our students and can be used in lots of creative ways. Check out my ways to get the best star themed classroom.
Work It Into Your Classroom Management
Stars are a super easy theme to work into your classroom management methods. They are a great way to track progress, and reward students for their effort. It naturally provides such a warm tone to any classroom management strategies as it leans easily towards positive reinforcement. Whether in the form of posters, bulletin displays or class trackers stars are a great way to go!
Work It Into Your First Week Activities
The first week of school is mostly about getting to know all the different students in the classroom, while working towards a class culture and dynamic. It’s about setting students up for a great year, in which they can look back and feel like they’ve leaped forward in progress. I love using first week activities that I can hold on to, and then give back to the students at the end of the year to provoke some reflection. It’s all the better if these activities work with your theme!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Tell Us About Who You Are
Since the first couple of days is about creating some classroom unity and comfort amongst peers, I like the idea of uniting the class based on your chosen theme. It helps tie things together and create a cohesive image. I created this star-themed icebreaker which will get students talking about their favorite things, and also works great as a bulletin board idea with the title “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Tell Us About Who You Are”.
Get The Right Decor
Finding the right decorative accents to go with your theme can be a lot of fun, and that’s mostly because there are so many options out there. I especially like when those accents can be easily moved around and utilized in other ways.
Create A Star-Themed Book Selection
Create a star studded library collection to go along with your theme! Here are some of my book suggestions (mostly for younger grades), which are all available on Amazon.