September 4, 2011

Reading, Writing, & Math letters {printable}

This is one of those projects I've been meaning to do all summer, but time has gotten away from me! We just had our first day of school on Friday (it felt weird to go back for one day only!)...

And now I am scrambling to get about 5,497 things done over this long weekend!

Anyhow, I think I may have mentioned that I have this huge, long chalkboard that runs the entire length of one wall in my room. I've covered it with black fabric this year (pictures are coming soon!) and I'm working to make it really interactive--with a calendar math, daily five rotations, workshop charts, etc.

I want the whole board to look like one cohesive wall, but defined into three sections...so I made these letters to title each section of the board.


I chose a few of my favorite fonts (Kevin and Amanda, of course!)...




Then, I enlarged the letters in Fireworks (my favorite designing software) and made them have an outline to cut on. This could be done with Word Art as well.

After that, I just printed them on bright paper to coordinate with our classroom and cut them out.

Do you know what the best part was? I didn't even have to cut them out perfectly...the fonts don't have really straight edges so they look great even if not cut exactly on the line!




I am sharing the three files for the letters below (they are going to look a little strange and out of order, because I was trying to arrange them in a way they would fit without using up too much paper).

Each letter is a separate image and all files are Word docs...so you can resize the letters if need be. I hope it's something you could use in your class!


Reader's Workshop Letters
Writer's Workshop Letters
Math Workshop Letters


And...completely unrelated...today is my birthday (mixed feelings on this one!) and this was the best present a girl could get! Not just because the honor and the fact that the button is so cute, but because of the extremely thoughtful comments that came with it--THANK YOU!! I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful community and I cannot say that enough!


I have a list of 256 blogs I follow and I try to be diligent about updating my blog roll, because I have learned so much from so very many teachers! Please check it out if you have a moment :)



22 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTEN!!! May all your dreams come true :)

    Hadar
    Miss Kindergarten

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  2. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a WONDERFUL school year!

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  3. Happy Birthday Kristen!! I hope you enjoyed your day! You are definitely one of my TOP TEN!

    Kathy
    First Grade a la Carte

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  4. Happy Birthday, Kristen! Hope your day was happy!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF MY BEST BLOGGING BUDDIES!!!!
    -Rachelle
    whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

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  6. Happy Happy Birthday to a fellow Labor Day Weekend blogger!

    Primary Connections

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  7. Thanks ladies! It has been a very happy birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday Kristen! Love the workshop letters!

    Amanda
    Third Grade Meanderings

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  9. Happy birthday Kristen! Hope you had a lovely day!

    Kylie
    Down Under Teacher

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  10. I chose you as one of my Top 10 Teaching Blogs, even though you have already been nominated! I cheated a little...

    Here is the post: http://gingersnapstreatsforteachers.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-10-blogs.html

    Link for the award: http://bit.ly/rtHPbL

    I just heart everything you post. I have learned so much about the technological side of blogging and have so much inspiration from your ideas! Thanks for sharing everything!!

    Ginger

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  11. You helped me before with this and I'm seeing if you can again!! You showed me how to embed a document to my blog so it could be viewed instead of clicking on a link. Now I have the newer version of google docs and I don't see the option to use the old. I'll continue to mess around with it but any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!

    Laurie

    http://firstgradelyonsden.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love this! I think my RW and WW boards will be getting a revamp ASAP! :)

    I love this!

    BTW - You made my Top Ten!

    <3 Third Grade Bookworm

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  13. Love your blog! I chose you as one of my Top 10, but now I see you already got the award! Go to my post to see your nomination!

    http://plug-n-plan.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-top-ten.html

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  14. Hey Kristen,

    Just stopping by to let you know, you are one of my Top 10 blogs! =)
    You can check out my post at Kinder Kraziness

    Laura

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  15. Hi Kristen! I have a somewhat very small favor to ask. . . . However, I can't figure out how to email you. . . I need some info on your fantabulous method of running record. I can't find the link to your post. Thanks in advance....
    my email is mrswhitesclassrocks@gmail.com

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  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had a good one.

    I chose you as one of my Top 10 Teaching Blogs. I cheated a bit but hey how could I resist? Go to the link below to read more.

    Here is the post.

    Go here to read more.

    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  17. Hi! I love your blog! :D
    And I also have a question: what font do you use to make your sheets? I'm Spanish and I love it, but we don't use it and I don't know where I can download it.
    Thanks a million :)

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  18. Hi Cris, thank you!! The fonts are from Kevin and Amanda fonts: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts/ :)

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