Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My 2011-2012 Hollywood Classroom!

A good friend of mine pointed out that I have not posted any pictures of my new classroom this year!  EEKS!  Sorry about that!  On the positive side, I am glad to know that y'all look forward to seeing them!  Yes, I did go with a Hollywood Theme (hence my new blog design!)
My calendar board and "Lead Actor" or Helper of the Day!  They then move into a "Supporting Actor" role and become my door holder or caboose, etc.  If my Helper of the Day is busy, I look to the other two for help!  The Helper of the Day gets to sit in the Director Chair during whole group instruction and also in the bathtub in our reading area for Daily 5 or individual work time!

I use this to partner students.  It is similar to "Clock Partners"  They each have a sheet that has another student as a movie ticket partner, for instance.  When I spin the wheel, they look at their partner sheet, see which student is under that picture, and they work with that student!  I can post this document if anyone would like it!

This wall did NOT turn out how I was visualizing it, but I ran out of time to revamp it!  

My class is soooo wonderful this year, that I don't even need to use my clip chart!  AMAZING!!!

YES!  This is our Class pet!  They named him "Harry Hollywood!"


  1. I love the theme!! I would love if you would post your holiday partners document!

  2. I LOVE the Hollywood theme, the popcorn maker and the popcorn book bins! SO ADORABLE!!!

  3. I LOVE your pictures!! We are doing a hollywood theme for next year and it gave me so many great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I LOVE your pictures!! We are doing a hollywood theme for next year and it gave me so many great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Can I ask how you got the font with the clapboard or film reel around it? Like on your word wall letter?S

  6. I would love to know where your popcorn book buckets came from?! I am doing a hollywood theme this year and would love to have some for my classroom library!

  7. Have you posted your MOVIE PARTNER (clock partner) sheet yet? If not, I'd love it!

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    2. ooops....did not mean to delete my comment!

      I agree! I am doing a Hollywood theme with my 1/2 blend this year and would love this document if you are still willing to share! I have looked everywhere on your site and can't find it! :( Also, where did you get the wooden spinner you use with it?

    3. Danielle,
      I will post it today for you :o)

  8. Can I be in your class? :)
    You have put a lot of thought and work into your classroom. Your kids will love it!
    Glad I could connect with another 3rd grade teacher.

    One Class, One Sound

  9. I absolutely love your blog, as well as your previous one. I am going to be a new second grade teacher this year and love your Hollywood theme. I didn't know which blog to comment on, but would it be possible to get the editable files from your "Hollywood Here I Come Post"?

    My email is

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  10. I love your pictures. I was wondering how you got the large pictures of the boy holding a spotlight and the ticket-taker? I have the clipart of those, but how did you enlarge it in color. Any help would be appreciated.

  11. Could I get a copy of your Hollywood Partners Doc?

  12. Hi Susie!
    Yes, you can get a copy!!! It is posted HERE (

  13. I love your Hollywood theme and am excited to use this theme in my new bare class! You are so creative and thanks for posting!
    A few questions.
    1. Do you have the Behavior Chart for sale somewhere that I can purchase or doc to get a copy? I already have the background made and just need to add the wording.I love your clip art!
    2.Where did you find your red pocket chart for spelling and vocab? I can only seem to find blue.
    3. I love your sunglasses craft..what did you have them put inside to decorate with.
    4. Where did you find the popcorn book containers?

  14. Hi! So glad I found your site! You're my kind of teacher!! I am doing a Hollywood theme as well so THANK YOU for making my life much easier! Your enthusiasm and talents appear endless. Keep up this fantastic gift to create and share!
    Thanks again,
    Sally D.

  15. I think you are amazing! I tried emailing you about if you had your hollywood behavior chart and star binder cover on sale some where? I really would love to be able to edit the chart etc. Thanks so much you really inspire me!