- SAIL Into Music
At my school, the special area classes
are called SAIL classes and for the life
of me, I can't remember what it stands for, something about
Learning (boy, that's awful isn't it?).
Anyway, I think that I'll have ocean/beach/lighthouse theme this
My outside bulletin board will say (beginning of year) SAIL
Music...catch the tide. The word SAIL is printed out with
one letter it's own sailboat. Below, I
found clipart of a circle with a tide in it and I'll put the
different elements of music on them: rhythm, melody,
On my board at the front of the classroom, where I have the
solfege syllables and hand signs, I'll use different die-cuts and
put the syllables on it with some "beachy" phrase.
I know that we have sailboat cutouts and
shells. Otherwise, I'll get some designs from the cute
notepads from a teacher store..
For my "behavior wall." I have "Shell we have
a great year?" My "expectations" will be
printed out on shells.
In the back of the room, I want to have a reading corner.
I'm thinking about getting a very large tropical plant, with a
beach chair, perhaps a pail of stand with a beach umbrella.
I already have the cutest circular rug
with fish on it.
Other decorations will include beach balls, Oriental trading has
all kinds of stuff for a luau. I'm thinking about having
beach towels for the children to relax on when listening to a book
or watching a video.