Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hollywood...Here I Come!!!


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In preparation for my new theme for next year, I have created a few documents that I am getting ready to print at school.  I know, I know...I should be enjoying the summer days instead of wasting away at my computer.  I just can't help myself.  I am moving to a new room next year and I can't completely wrap my head around where everything is going to go.  Sooooo...I thought that I could use this time to get things done that I KNOW I am going to use!

Here is a sneak peek to coming up goodies!

Lead Actor/Supporting Actor (Helper of the Day)
Those of you that follow me know that I like to have ONE helper-of-the-day instead of classroom jobs.  This person helps me with EVERYTHING!  They LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  After they become the helper of the day, then they move to the bottom two slots before they get put on "vacation."  This year, with my Hollywood theme, I am having a Lead Actor and the two bottom helpers will be called Supporting Actors!  This is what their name plate will look like when I pull them out of the envelope!  More coming soon...

Box-Office Behavior:
As you know, I LOVE the Clip Chart by Rick Morrisson.  I have used it for two years and won't look back!  It is amazing.  I wanted to spice it up, so I made it match my Hollywood Theme this year.  I got the original idea from a fellow blogger-please let me know if it is you so I can give you proper credit...I just saved your picture.  I adjusted it to fit my needs.  I only have the headings done, but can't wait to show you the finished product when I have it!  For now, this is what you get:

Please click on the picture to download them if you would like.  I don't know if I like the "Think about it" choice yet.  I wanted to do "Take 5" but then the clip art would have been the same for Parent Contact.  OCD coming out in me wouldn't allow it.  Please help with suggestions!

Box-Office Report
The component that I think helps the MOST with our clip chart is our parent communication.  They get to see where our students end up at the end of a day and they really do back it up!  THAT is why it works so well-THANKS PARENTS!!!
Here is the report that goes in their STAR Binders:



Star Binder:
Of course, many of you use these binders as communication with parents.  Here is what I will be putting in the front Binder!
And Last, but not least...another great idea by a fellow blogger...Homeworkopoly.  This is my first time using this and I am still reading up on how to make it operate, but I am getting into the swing of things and at least getting my document ready to print so I can laminate.  My inspiration came from Ladybug's Teacher Files.  Please see her original document.  She was sooooo sweet and even told me what fonts she used.  They are now my favorite fonts to use!!!  LOVE them!  If you haven't used smiley monster and Elephants in Cherry Trees together, they are a MUST!  I pretty much kept everything the same, just tweaked a few things!


43 comments:

  1. Where can I find Rick Morrisson's clip art?

    Becca
    Simply 2nd Resources

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  2. I love your ideas! I am moving from first grade for the past 11 years... up to 2nd and think the updated behavior chart would be great. I used the rainbow clip chart last year... I am not able to look at the "box office" report through google docs...would you mind reposting or emailing to me?
    Thank you so much!
    shannonlotz@gmail.com

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  3. Becca,
    Rick Morrison doesn't have clip art, that I know of. He does have a clip CHART that you can google! Easy to find!

    I hope that helps! I just make my own levels for his clip chart using clip art from ThistleGirl Designs!

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  4. Love this! I am looping with my class up to first grade and trying to decide on a theme. I can't choose between Hollywood,Camping and Western! haha Any tips? I need someone to just choose for me. lol Which Thistlegirl graphics pack is the best overall for making classroom signs/forms(if I could just get one)? I want to purchase some sort of cute graphics pack at a decent price and have been looking at Thistlegirl and DJInkers. Thanks so much!! :-)

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  5. A.B.N Mitchell,
    Heehee-you sound like me! It is soooo hard to choose. I had planned on doing a Western Theme NEXT year (after my Hollywood) but I think I am doing a military/american theme because my oldest daughter needed decorations for a dance camp and we had to buy a ton of things for that. So, my mind is NEVER made up!

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  6. I'm so glad I found your blog. You've truly inspired me. I was just hired as a second grade teacher after working as a late hire first grade teacher last year. I'm really looking forward to starting my year with my own class from Day 1. I tried looking at your ticket color key page and it won't open in google docs. Has anyone else reported issues? I love your theme!

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  7. Silly me...sorry everyone! I had my settings set to private for some reason on my box office ticket report. You can view it now!

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  8. Thanks for the quick response! It is super cute. I wish I had your creativity. You've inspired me to come up with a theme, but just can't decide on one yet.

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  9. Thank you sooo much for sharing! I love this! :)

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  10. Looks great!! Check out my blog for a giveaway contest and some stuff that might help you in the new classroom! I moved from 2nd to 3rd then PreK-5 so I know what a pain it can be to change rooms, grades, and schools. Good luck!

    Miss B, Busy Bee

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  11. Do you have your HOllywood documents for sale somewhere? I love them but I need to be able to change dates and second grade. Your blog is great!

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  12. Gammypoo-I don't believe in making money off of other teachers, sorry! I love SHARING my ideas. I would be willing to send you the document with your needs though ;o) Just send me an e-mail!

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  13. Love your Hollywood stuff. I also have a Hollywood theme and my behavior saying for the clip chart and behavior report are pretty similiar to what I already do,but you came up with some better sayings than I did. I used to do Homeworkopoly but never got around to making a Hollywood one. So thanks for the inspiration. I just might have to do that this year. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy
    secondgradelockerroom.com

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  14. I really liked your Hollywood items. Is there a way to get an ediatable copy of your Box Office Reports? I would even pay for it as I know you put a lot of work into it. But it is so adorable and I have no idea how to make one myself. I tried to email you and cannot seem to do it. Would you be able to send it to tbelle1@cox.com? I would be so appreciative :)

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  15. I am with t belle 1...could I have an editable copy of the homeworkopoly? I am doing a "Broadway" theme, so most everything works, I just need to make it Broadway instead of Hollywood!

    Thanks so much,
    jonjul853@sbcglobal.net

    Julie

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  16. I would also like an editable copy of your Box Office Report. I teach 2nd grade and also have a Hollywood theme. I do a "star" behavior report, but I like yours SO MUCH better! Thanks so much!!

    debrammcdaniel@gmail.com

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  17. Tbelle...I tried e-mailing you, but it bounced back to me as undeliverable. Sorry!

    Julie...I would pass that along, but I did a LOT of manipulating in word and it won't transfer over correctly (I have tried sending it to a teacher friend-sorry) Are there certain things that I can just change for you and pass it along as a pdf? Just let me know!

    Debra...E-mail was sent to you just a few min. ago! Enjoy ;o)

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  18. Check out this link for a cute banner for your new theme:
    http://www.mrsvandyke.com/Docs/reading/lightscameraread.pdf
    Then check out my blog at Life's a Teach!! for my giveaway!!

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  19. I absolutely LOVE all of your "hollywood" themed stuff! I also teach 2nd grade and would like to edit your Star binder for 2nd grade. Is there any way that could be done? thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas!!!
    jess291981@gmail.com

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  20. Becca,
    If you would be willing to change Welcome to Hollywood to Broadway or any of the other spots that may say Hollywood to Broadway that would be fantastic. If you don't have the time, I totally understand. Also...I know that I have this in my files, but do you have a good explanation of how to use the homeworkopoly? That would be fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing all of your hard work.

    Julie
    jonjul853@sbcglobal.net

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  21. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only teacher that can't keep herself away from "school-mode" during the summer! lol This was the theme I used last year-your ideas are adorable!Gotta luv Thistlegirl!!! One of the things that I did was make a "Super Star" autograph board for each student with their picture in the center of a star and then glued that in the center of a small poster board. When it was his/her turn to be star student, I had the rest of the class sign the poster and then sent it home. The kiddos absolutely loved this!!!
    First Grade Fever

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  22. I was trying to email you, but your email does not let me. I would like to know if you could edit the Hollywood things to say 2nd grade? I truly appreciate your hard work in these awesome resources. Thanks ~Donna my email is dtod1125@aol.com

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  23. Sorry I think I messed up on my email account. I still would love an editable copy of your Box Office Report. Let's try tbelle1@cox.net. I wrote .com so maybe that is why it didnt go through. I'll keep my fingers crossed as I really like your report and want to edit it for second grade. Thank you sharing! :)

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  24. I would love an editable copy of your Box Office Report and STAR Binder. Thanks so much! harlinfamily@sbcglobal.net

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  25. I love your Box Office Report and STAR Binder. Is there any way I can get an editable copy?

    lorena.delgadillo@gmail.com

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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  26. My email address is bmeyer1982@embarqmail.com. I would love a copy of your Hollywood items. I appreciate your willingness to share with other teachers! Thanks!

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  27. Hi!!

    I'm teaching 2nd grade -- and have LOVED your blog:) I'm excited for your new adventures in 3rd grade. Can't wait to follow the new blog! Also -- would you mind emailing me your ticket page and STAR binder form? Thanks so much for your hard work and sharing:) Finally -- do you have a system for recording the students behavior for yourself? At our district we have to keep daily documentation of student data, and I was wondering if you had already solved this problem:) Here's my address: kjacobs@usd263.org.

    Thanks again!!
    Katie

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  28. I would LOVE to have a copy of the Hollywood items. I was wondering how does the homeworkoply work? I am very interested.
    Thank you! Thank you!

    Teacherking55@yahoo.com

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  29. The ideas you have on here are awesome!! I am moving to 2nd grade this year and would love to be able to edit these to fit my class or just have them changed to 2nd grade instead of 3rd. I would be happy to buy access to them. I had the Hollywood theme in my class last year and I am using it again this year. I am always looking for new things to add. My email address is smh7890@comcast.net if you would be willing to share the editable files I would really appreciate it.

    Thank You,
    Stefanie

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  30. You're ideas are fantastic! Just beginning Hollywood theme, 5 days to go. Hope I can get it ready for open house. Could you please send me an email of an editable copy of star binder and box office report.I appreciate all the work you put in it and your graciousness to share. Thank you, stephanie scross@access.k12.wv.us

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  31. I love all your items!! Very creative!! I am first year 3rd grade teacher for the upcoming school year and our school wide theme is "Hollywood" How can I get all your Hollywood themed items!!! My email is easonrena@gmail.com
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  32. Hi! I am doing a Hollywood theme for the next school year coming up. I am going to be teaching Kindergarten though and was wondering if you thought the behavior chart would still be appropriate for Kinder? For the student tags that you use for the lead actor and so forth...what program did you use to create it? Lastly, I was wondering where you got the patterns for all the different movie people you have on your bulletin boards...a teacher I work with has a bunch of those type of characters. I would love to make my own.

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I am so inspired! Would you please e-mail me the box office behavior & report, as well as the binder forms in a format I can customize for my first grade classroom? THANK YOU so much! :) ~Stephanie
    skabrielce@olatheschools.org

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  34. Hi...WOWSERS...Awesome Stuff!!! :) I am doing this theme for the first time in a second grade class. Is there anyway I could get any of the documents, such as the STAR cover binder, and anything else you would be willing to share in editable form? My email is jnnichols@hotmail.com. Thank you in advance for anything you are able to provide. Hope you have a blessed school year! :)

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  35. Wow, you did a great job!! Is there a way in sending me a copy of the box office behavior chart that is editable? I would love to use it this year with my students. I already use the behavior chart with the students, this behavior worksheet will work great together. Thanks in advance.
    mmcbean@schools.nyc.org

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  36. WOW!! This is fantastic! I am doing a Hollywood theme this year in my first grade class room. Could you possibly send me an email with the documents you have in this blog . . . I would forever be thankful :)

    mmjc_roberts@yahoo.com

    Thanks in advance!! Michele

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  37. Hi! I am so very excited to have found your blog!! I have been wanting to switch my classroom to a HOLLYWOOD theme. I have used HOMEWORKOPOLY in the past school year with my 4th graders and they loved it and did their homework. I also LOVE your STAR binder cover and was wondering if I may get a copy of it from you with 4th grade on it? I tried to change it after I saved it to my computer and was unable to do so. I would greatly appreciate it! My email is amberlbarnes@gmail.com! Thanks! Amber =)

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  38. HIII!!!!!!!! This is my first year teaching and I cannot be more excited to get the school year rolling. I am doing the Hollywood theme, and I came across your blog and fell in love with everything!!!

    I will be teaching 5th Grade Math and I was wondering if you would be able to email me the cards you used for HOLLYWOOD HOMEWORKOPOLY (the chance ones?)....Also, if I could get the board game pieces because I am only teaching math, so I would want to change them up a bit. I would appreciate this very much!! :D Your blog is outstanding!

    My email is Monica.buchbinder@Gmail.com!

    Thank you so much!

    Monica:D

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  39. Also, do you have a good explanation of how to use the homeworkopoly? This will be so helpful, because I love this idea, but I am not sure I understand the use of it 100% and I really want too!

    Thank you again.

    Monica:D

    Monica.buchbinder@gmail.com

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  40. Hi, I am also in love with all of your classroom creations. Could I please get an editable copy of your S.T.A.R. binder cover sheet and box office behavior sheet? I would appreciate it so much!
    Thank you,
    Brittany
    brittljens@gmail.com

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  41. I just stumbled across your blog tonight. So excited to use some of your ideas. I am looking into creating a homework folder. I would also love a editable copy of the STAR binder cover... I am hoping to create one for my first graders!

    Thank you!
    Deb
    lovejunk@fnmmail.com

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  42. I am interested in implementing the behavior sheets and homeworkopoly in my 4th grade room. Do you have an editable version of the behavior sheet? Any a set of the cards you use for the homeworkoply as the students move around the board? My email is thompsonegt@gmail.com
    Love the idea and look forward to hearing back from you. Have a great day!
    Thanks,
    Eddie

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  43. If you still read these, I would be interested in the STAR binder cover and the behavior log.
    mrsneal3@gmail.com

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