This rock star classroom transformation is very unique and my students got to feel like a real superstar! My students solved twenty math problems in order to win. They practiced math concepts in this real-world activity that puts them in the shoes of celebrities. It aligns with multiple common core math standards.
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To really get the WOW factor in this room transformation, I hung up stars all over the room as well. My kids loved looking at these all day. I printed them front to back so no matter which way they spun, they would see the star. I also put a simple backdrop on the classroom door.
ROCK STAR CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
The first step in this room transformation was turning my classroom into a rock concert! The kids were greeted as superstars when they entered the classroom and received a super cool hat to wear. I used a microphone that actually projects your voice I found on Amazon to do this and the kids LOVED it! I would say things like “Welcome Rock Star ______” or “You’re amazing, Super Star _____”.
ROCK STAR CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
I placed the ten challenge posters with a rock star on each one around the room. I told my class their job was to go meet all ten rock stars and get their “autograph”. This meant that each time they solved a challenge, I had to “autograph” their paper for them to show that they had completed it. I also used my microphone to tell them how they were doing as they completed each math activity.
ROCK STAR STEP 3:
Each math challenge reviewed review material and was the perfect practice activity right before state testing. It all aligned with common core math standards as well. There were 2 questions on each math challenge sheet so students completed 20 math problems in all.
After each challenge, students had to pull a chance card out of a box. If it said “Safe”, they knew they were safe from their adoring fans and could continue on. If they were “Caught”, they had to sign five “autographs”. This meant they had to solve 5 multiplication fact equations before they could continue on (for younger grades, addition and subtraction facts are available). They found this hilarious and knew what they had to do when I would say, “I’m sorry, but you’ll have to sign some fan autographs before you can continue.”
ROCK STAR STEP 4:
It was so fun seeing my class enjoy this fun classroom transformation. And, as a reward for all of their hard work, I gave each student a blow-up microphone as a prize. They worked very hard for something so small and it only cost me a few dollars on Amazon.
You can check out this easy to prep Rock Star Classroom Transformation HERE!
I also offer all room transformations in a DIGITAL format! This means students can complete the challenges on Google Slides if you’d like to save on paper. The QR codes/fun facts also come in a digital game format that students can complete and copy down online. You can learn more about how to do a digital room transformation here.
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.