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Creative School Year Themes: Space Theme

By Beth Newingham on August 24, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

One year, our class was transformed into Planet 13 as part of a space classroom theme. The students were part of a crew who posed as astronauts for NASA posters that were created at the beginning of the year for a display in the hallway. Our class newsletter was titled the “Planet 13 Press,” and our class money was called “Cosmic Cash.”

Student groups who rotated through word study centers were given planet names, and our daily math review before math workshop was known as "Martian Math." The student who led the lesson each day was known as the “Martian Mathematician.”

View more pictures and information about the space theme.

Comments (3)

Beth,
I love your space "Planet 13" theme. However, when I click the space theme hyperlink, it takes me to a page not found. Can you please send me the information on this theme?! I would love to find out where you received the NASA posters and outfit.

Hi there!

My class website is at a new location. Here is the new address: http://hil.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/

Sorry for the confusion!

-Beth Newingham

Love your ideas, but I cannot connect to your website to see any of your pictures! Thanks!

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