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Creative School Year Themes: Nautical Theme

By Beth Newingham on August 29, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

For this classroom theme, our classroom was known as “Pier 13." (Our room number is 13.) On the first day of school, I took a picture of each student dressed in navy blue blazer, a captain's, hat, and a captain's wheel in front of a red fabric. I then used Print Shop to crop the students' faces and put them in front of a photo of a cruise ship. The posters were then displayed in our hallway.

In keeping with the nautical theme, each week a new student was honored as "Sailor of the Week."

View more pictures and information about the nautical theme.

Comments (4)

Hi all!

My classroom website was moved to the following location: http://hil.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/

-Beth Newingham

I love your website and I'm trying to get on so I can access the Postcard Geography website. jennifer.root@sc-aggies.us

Hi Beth!
I've used your site for years and it's amazing. I'm guessing your updating it for a new school year and hoping it's not down for good, but I haven't been able to access it today. Thanks for sharing your wonderful materials. You have improved my practice by your example, and I know you have improved the practice of countless other teachers.

This is cute. It looks like a fun theme.
-Katie Jones

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