Here’s a few photos of a fifth grade classroom with a patriotic theme. Big bold letters over the window are visible from the moment you walk in and make a great eye-catching visual.
Bandanas on the wall gives a punch of color to the back of the classroom, while doing double duty of covering up a dingy wall.
Felt on chair and desk legs cuts down on noise with new tile floors. We used red on chairs and blue on desks so when one comes loose students know where to look.
Red, white and blue supply tubs for each student. Name plates have patriotic stars on them (hard to see in photo).
This hangs outside the classroom door so students fist bump it on their way in to learn. Like a champion, that is.
School theme this year was “superheroes” but in keeping with the patriotic/Texas theme of the classroom, the hallway display I created was “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”.
Here’s a closeup/how to of that border:
Quotes from Kid President (of course) are in line with the Americana theme of the classroom:
Kid President quote:
This Library of Congress sign hangs over the classroom library bookshelf.
The Oval Office hangs over the teacher’s desk:
The map in the Read Across America section will be used to show where authors are from, or possibly where stories take place in the books the students are reading:
Red, white and blue school supply storage labels:
The Vice President sign hangs over the ViP desk. One student is selected to be the VP of the day.
Vice President of the day is a student selected by the teacher for a job well done. Student writes their name on the frame with an Expo marker so it can be wiped clean for the next VP. The VP desk – located in the back of the room – has fun pens, pencils and supplies in it. It’s an actual teacher’s desk that isn’t being used by the teacher.
The class created a flag mosaic using painted popsicle sticks to help decorate behind the “oval office” (aka the teachers desk).
And finally, the students in the class worked together to write a class constitution. I made it into a poster for the room so it can be a visual reminder throughout the year:
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