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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Where we are...classroom sign

Don't you hate when you know what you want - but you can't find it anywhere! That's when I decided to just make it myself.

I wanted a way to display where we were when we weren't in the classroom. I searched all night {really all morning - I've been up since 2am because my little one got sick}. My theme, well it isn't really a theme, but I will be doing bright colors {pink, blue, green, orange and purple} along with polka dots. Here is what I came up with!

Where we are

I created the poster {using powerpoint...thanks to Teaching in Flip Flops for the tip!} and laminated it. Then I added ribbon so that I could hang it. I plan to put it on our outdoor bulletin board so everyone will always know where we are!

I don't know about you - but I always forget what special areas we are supposed to go to {especially on Mondays!} So I made this sign as well.


Special Areas


Now I will never forget where we go each day! I was going to decorate a clothespin to move up and down - but I just couldn't get these adorable, giant paperclips I found on pinterest out of my mind! I think they add that finishing touch!! Of course mine didn't come out as cute as the original, but I had to trim the ribbon!

Giant paperclip


I need your help! I have a small bulletin board that is right outside my classroom door. I usually have a welcome of some sort along with a list of kids in my classroom. I was thinking about this doing this bulletin board, but I really want to use dots instead of puzzle pieces! Here is my dilemma, I need a catchy saying. I was thinking "Welcome to 3rd grade - we saved a spot for you!" And then have the students names on polka dots around the board. Can't wait to hear your ideas!!

73 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/03/2011

    How about 3rd grade is the spot for a great year!
    Stephbolin@yahoo.com

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  2. Ms. ______________ has SPOTted some great 3rd graders!!!

    or

    Ms. _____________ is the 3rd grade HOT SPOT!! (kinda cheesy I know)

    or
    Look who’s been spotted in Ms._____________ 3rd grade class!

    marisamartinez28@gmail.com

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  3. "Find your SPOT in Ms ______________ 3rd grade class!


    marli.rutherford@gmail.com

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  4. Third Grade is the spot to be!

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  5. Love it! brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  6. SPOTlight on 3rd graders.

    stnguyen1@seattleschools.org

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  7. Anonymous8/03/2011

    Circle, circle, dot, dot
    Mrs. E has saved your spot!



    Michelle T
    amg10s@yahoo.com

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  8. I'm doing polka dots too!! This is adorable!!! How about ""Welcome to Ms. ______ 'Spot'acular Third Grade!" :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  9. Anonymous8/03/2011

    Ms. ____________ class marks the spot!

    steelypie@gmail.com

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  10. Ms. ______________3rd graders are SPOT-on! This is a super cute idea! I might have to use this idea too :)

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  11. Anonymous8/03/2011

    "Look who's in Mrs. E's #1 spot."

    cronejb@yahoo.com

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  12. Third Grade is the "Spot" for a Great Year!

    Be "SPOT ON" in Mrs. E's Class


    kelle0970@gmail.com

    :) Love your signs!

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  13. Hburke8/03/2011

    It isn't spot.... But you could do "3rd grade is a ball" or "welcome to your new circle of friends". Couldn't think of more spot ideas. Hope this helps!

    burkes0320@sbcglobal.net

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  14. These are wonderful ideas!!! Ok the first batch was sent out. Please let me know if you have any trouble opening it!

    Keep those wonderful ideas coming! Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment so I can send you the posters!

    I'm thinking about "fnally" creating a store and adding these posters. What do you think?

    Thank you again!
    -Audrey

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  15. Tiffany8/03/2011

    Connect the Dots to...add something here about making a great class or etc.
    tiffanymwilliamson@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  16. Can you Spot our Fabulous 3rd Graders?

    Fabulous 3rd Graders SPOTTED in Room _____

    Adorable!
    Katie :)
    smileykate52@hotmail.com

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  17. Anonymous8/03/2011

    Look whose been "Spotted" in third grade!
    jennipoo1403@yahoo.com

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  18. Third grade hits the "spot"
    Welcome to the best "spot" in 3rd grade

    saraksandel@yahoo.com

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  19. "Can You Spot Your Spot?" or can you Spot your DOt? and have students' pictures on spots on the bulletin board???

    jess291981@gmail.com

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  20. Anonymous8/03/2011

    The only new one I can think of is "SPOTTED! Mrs. E's Terrific Third Graders".

    turbyto@aol.com

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  21. You've come to the right SPOT

    trishjlandis@gmail.com

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  22. Mrs.E loves her new 3rd graders "a-dot." (kinda corny I know) or Mrs.E's 3rd grade is going to have "a-dot" of fun..

    You could carry it over to boards inside your room with sayings such as "Spotted Wonderful Words" for your word wall or "Reading Spot" for your class library.

    carla.mae.ryan@gmail.com

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  23. Look who is SPOTted learning in 3rd grade!

    Love the idea, thanks for sharing!

    paula.rushia@sau16.org

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  24. Ms. E has a spot for you!

    Amy

    amyd079@yahoo.com

    Spotted in Second Grade

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  25. Anonymous8/04/2011

    Welcome to third grade
    Find your spot

    dlcapers@gmail.com

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  26. How about:

    Mrs. ______ Class is the Spot for you!

    with photos of the kids all around, cut out in circle shapes? I love the idea of a spotty theme! Of all of the combinations of things in my room, I think my "theme" would be closest to polka dots!

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  27. There's a SPOT for everyone is Mrs. E's class!

    or

    Mrs. E's class is my favorite SPOT to be! (or "the SPOT to be.")

    jessicajcrocker@yahoo.com

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  28. Just sent out the 2nd batch. Keep the ideas coming...I'm lovin' it!!!

    ****Please don't forget to leave your email address!!!

    Get your ideas in - I will stop giving the poster out tonight {5pm CST} - then it will be moved to my store!!

    -Audrey

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  29. Jill ro8/04/2011

    You have a special spot in Mrs. ( )'s class

    I hope this wasn't posted!

    Thanks!
    Jromanies@gmail.com

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  30. Can you SPOT the learning happening in Mrs. ()'s class?

    Third graders always cross their t's and dot their i's.

    Spotted with greatness

    Can you spot a great class?

    Welcome to Spot (Room #)

    Courtney
    courtneyice1@gmail.com

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  31. Hello! I am new to your blog and love these posters! Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how you made them using Powerpoint. I have been trying every time my little one takes a nap and still can't figure it out. Any advice?

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  33. 3rd Grade is "SPOT ON"!

    mrsmeredithnewman@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  34. We've been spotted in third grade! Or, we've been spotted working hard!

    Jfallon64@yahoo.com

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  35. I would love the posters! love all your ideas! rdwilliams@saralandboe.org
    Thanks,
    Rhonda

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  36. ahhh soo cute! I want them!

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  37. Come find your SPOT!
    You've been SPOTTED in room ____.
    Come on in & take your SPOT!

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  38. I was on pinterest and I found this blog. She has some really cute polka dot ideas in her class.

    http://mspowers1.blogspot.com/p/pictures.html

    Courtney
    http://frozenin3rdgrade.blogspot.com/

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  39. I'm doing spots/dots too. I made my welcome board Look Who's Been Spotted in Our Room.

    I'd love a copy of these posters! Thanks so much!

    lifeinthemmnt@gmail.com

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  40. Anonymous8/06/2011

    Super cute idea! you've been spotted in Mrs. class!

    malyn528@mail.com

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  41. I love polka dots on anything - your room will be so cute!

    *Connect the dots using yarn & make it trail into your room. Title it
    Who Can You Spot in Mrs. E's 3rd grade?

    **Spot On, Spotlight, Hits the Spot, Spotless, Spotting...and so on!

    Good luck :)
    Lauri
    disneyfeever@yahoo.com

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  42. I would love to send the Where Are We poster to vistaprint for my classroom! You are so talented! Would you be able to send me the file for the poster or do you have it for sale?

    Thanks for your time,
    Amy Beth
    amybeth64@gmail.com

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  43. I absolutely love these. Would you be able to send me the files for them, or tell me how you made them? I would appreciate. And I am sure someone has said this but...Third grade hits the spot. or Mrs. E's class hit the spot. eh, just thinking.

    Thanks. sydcohn@gmail.com
    Lessons Learned

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  44. Lindsey8/08/2011

    I love this! I too am doing polka dots in my room! I would love a copy!

    Linney0373@aol.com

    Thanks!!!

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  45. I appreciate all of your kind comments! I am no longer sending out the file...but I'm working on opening a shop on Teachers Notebook! It's tough trying to start a store at the same time as trying to get ready for the first day of school. I'm hoping to have it up and running before the weekend. Check back soon!
    -Audrey

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  46. Oh my goodness... I LOVE the signs!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Teresa
    http://thevogelgesangsteaching.blogspot.com/

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  47. Don't think I left my email address... I want those posters!

    tmvogelgesang@gmail.com

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  48. I did polka dots a few years ago...I actually bought the foam circles from Wal-Mart that they have in the craft section and wrote each of the student's names on them. I hung them up in the hall with the saying "Look who's been SPOTTED in 4th Grade!" It was AWESOME! I still incorporate a ton of polka dotted stuff with my other themes I do! Good luck!!!

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  49. So cute! I could spend HOURS on pinterest. Lots of cute polka dot stuff at the teacher stores too! Here is my suggestion: Ms__________'s third grade is the SPOT to be!
    Beth
    eawessel@yahoo.com

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  50. Do you have the template for the Where are we? Poster? I would love to use it in the classroom? Did you print it from PowerPoint and use a poster maker to enlarge it?

    LOVE the idea!!

    Shelby.reeves@gmail.com

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  51. I just found your blog today, I am a brand new teacher, but a long time blogger... I would love the posters, but can't find a link to your store? Is it not up yet? I would love to see your stuff... love your style!
    lauraleechamberlain at gmail dot com
    THANKS!

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  52. This is really cute!!

    http://gingersnapstreatsforteachers.blogspot.com/

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  53. Anonymous11/02/2011

    Polka dots is such a great classroom theme! I saw your "Where are we?" sign through pinterest and I love it! I definitely want to make something similar for my classroom! Thank you for the great idea.

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  54. Anonymous1/22/2012

    I just found your blog and started following! You are so talented!!! I love the "Where We Are" Poster. Not sure where in powerpoint you created it and how? Any tips would help!:)
    smcnair1992@gmail.com

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  55. Anonymous2/05/2012

    I love this! Could you please send me your PPT file? jamie.bartus@yahoo.com I LOVE IT!

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  56. Anonymous2/08/2012

    How did you use PowerPoint to create this? Found it on pinterest and hate all the ones you can purchase so I'd love the How To on this!

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  57. Ashley Murphy4/29/2012

    Love this!!! I would love a copy of your sign.
    Ashley.stuart.murphy@gmail.com

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  58. Elaine6/02/2012

    gotta search your site to see what you actually used. Great idea. Can you send your sign?


    joeandelaine@triad.rr.com

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  59. Thanks for the inspiration...I just created a classroom sign based on your design. Its going to look much better than the post-it note I usually place on the door when we leave the classroom.

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  60. That's adorable.

    I definitely want to make a new classroom sign, but I'm not quite sure how to do it on powerpoint. Would you post a small tutorial maybe? Or if you can e-mail me?

    :)

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  61. Brooke Potter6/28/2012

    Just what I'm looking for!
    I'd love a copy.

    brooke.potter@aggiemail.usu.edu

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  62. Just a little bit cute. I need this in my class pretty please. mbakow10@gmail.com :) :)

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  63. I cannot believe that you made this in PowerPoint! How did you do it? I am first year third grade teacher and need all the help I can get. :) Would you possibly send this to me? Also, any tips for a first year teacher?

    etrenney@gmail.com
    Emily Trenney

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  64. Anonymous7/19/2012

    Love the powerpoint!! How can I get both of them? Thanks for sharing. Karen
    kmcbride@everestkc.net

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  65. Anonymous7/20/2012

    I would love a copy as well! I would even love to buy it on your new site! Just let me know...
    ruthmlivingston@yahoo.com

    THANKS!

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  66. Anonymous7/24/2012

    I am a new follower and I love what I have seen so far! I will be teaching for the first time starting in the fall. I saw your "Where we are" sign and would love to either make my own or I would be interested in buying one from you. Can you help?

    Thanks so much!
    Brooke
    cbsh040409@gmail.com

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  67. Anonymous7/31/2012

    HI, I went to your store on teacher's notebook and I don't see the "Where Are We?" sign and the specials sign for sale...PLEASE add these to your store. I know I can't be the only one who loves I am not creative enough to make it myself! THANKS SOOO MUCH!!

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  68. Anonymous8/04/2012

    This is so cute. Could you send me the PowerPoint or a how to? Thanks!!
    Kayla.adkins@whitley.kyschools.us

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  69. Can you email me the where we are poster? jennguild@gmail.com

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  70. Lyndsey8/23/2012

    How did you get the poster PowerPoint???

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  71. Anonymous11/11/2012

    WOW! I love this, be super greatful if you could send me it!!

    Thanks! Eve x

    missereynolds@gmail.com

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  72. I'd love it if you could send me the where we are poster. It matches my theme and colors perfectly. My email is emnetta@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net. Thanks!

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  73. I would love a copy of the "where are we" and "today we have" posters. Thank you so much!

    star_13145@yahoo.com

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