Back to School BOOT CAMP STYLE

I DON’T KNOW, BUT I’VE BEEN TOLD,
BACK-TO-SCHOOL CAN GET REAL OLD,
BOOT CAMP THEME IS THE WAY TO GO,
TO GET EACH KID TO BE A PRO!
SOUND OFF
BRAG TAGS
SOUND OFF
DOG TAGS
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BOOT CAMP!

This year, we decided to start our year off with a 4th Grade Boot Camp theme!
We always love a good theme and thought Boot Camp was the only way to go!

Here’s what the students walked into their first day!

We bought camo table cloth, dog tags, pencils, handkerchiefs, and sunglasses from Oriental Trading. As we were setting up our rooms, we felt like we were setting up for a party! It definitely changed our attitudes about the first day of school. When the students walked in, they felt like they were at a party! This was a great way to start our year off together!

Boot Camp FUN!

Our BOOT CAMP theme wouldn’t have been complete without a Ghillie Suit!

The students loved this!

The most important item that we purchased were the dog tags. These were key to our BOOT CAMP success! As we greeted our students out on the blacktop for the very first time, we handed each student a dog tag necklace. They put it on and we immediately had their attention! We had them walk to our room in BOOT CAMP style and the parents were blown away! Students were dying to know what was in store for them next! When we got into the classroom, we explained that they would be earning dog tags each day. As we taught each procedure, the students practiced them until they mastered it. As they mastered each procedure, we handed out their dog tag! Students loved the variety, color and images! Here’s what we loved… Students would wear their dog tag brag tags home and they would tell their parents all about our new classroom! When it came time for Back-to-School Night, the parents were already well informed about our room!

The icing on the cake was that our grade level was in charge of the first assembly of the year. For our assemblies, we decided to do an original 4th grade cadence. We got the idea from the cadence “Fired Up!” We found it on You Tube. We then took out most of the words and made them unique for our 4th grade classroom. Download our new version here!
BOOT CAMP CADENCE

The kids had a blast performing and the parents loved it!

Interested in trying out this BOOT CAMP theme with your students?
We have it available in our TPT store!
CLICK HERE FOR OUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOT CAMP PRODUCT

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