Daily Five Signs (Flipped Signs)

I'm linking up with my very good friend Tara (from 4th Grade Frolics) for her awesome weekly linky party...Monday Made It.

And, while I realize it is actually Wednesday, I don't think she will mind if I'm a bit behind in linking up (is it ok Tara??? Please say it is!!). 

You see, I have quickly fallen into my summer schedule, even though I've only been out of school for less than a week. Today I awoke with that delightful (and slightly frightening) sensation of what day is this anyways?!?! And that's what I just love about summer!

So, according to my summer schedule, today feels kind of Mondayish, so it counts, right??

(plus I just peeked at her wildly popular linky and saw that it closes in approximately 4d 9h 55m!!).

Ok, for my Monday Made It, I created some Daily 5 rotation signs for my students to use this year. We'll only actually be using three of them (Read to Self, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing) and maybe Word Work...still thinking about that last one.

I made these in the style of the other flipped signs I've been working on for my room design (the black and white are flipped so the text pops). AND! I even made a bit of the clipart. NOT the fabulous little MP3 player or pencil, those are by Maree Truelove, of course! 

But I did make the little books and notepaper...hence my Monday Made It! 

The books have the numbers on them to designate how many readers (I'm sure you could figure this out, but just in case you are in a summer daze like myself)...
This six page file I'm sharing has these little guys in a few different sizes...so you can print off what you would like (for best quality, print on cardstock). I hope they can be used by some!

Are you losing track of days this summer? Do you find that relaxing or troubling?? If it feels Mondayish to you, and you haven't already, be sure to link up with Tara!!!


  1. Those signs are amazing Kristen! You are so talented! Just wondering..what program do you use to design your products?

    Swimming into Second

    1. Thanks Courtney!! Mostly Powerpoint these days...sometimes mixed with Macromedia Fireworks :)

  2. Oh MY GOSH! Those are awesome! love them.

    Hey Kristen, I know you know some trick for getting my folllowers to reappear on my blog. Don't you?
    :)Lessons Learned

  3. LOVE these cute signs! Thanks for sharing.

    My Different Worlds

  4. Love them-thanks for the freebie!

  5. Love your Daily 5 signs! I just keep seeing so many I want to use and can't decide! I may have to switch up every month I have so many! I also lose track of time when I'm on summer vacation. I hope you keep linking up for Monday Made It even if it isn't Monday!

  6. WOW!! You many some incredible signs. Thanks for the freebie.


  7. Thanks for linking up friend:)))))) I love your flipped EVERYTHING!!! Well, I just love everything you do:) Thanks for the shout outs:))) Lord help me, I'm already shopping for your July shopping linky.....issues....um, yes!!! But fun:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  8. love love love!
    thank you:)

  9. So cute!!

    A Modern Teacher.com

  10. These are so cute and I love all of your products!! I wanted to ask a favor - I'm doing writing workshop separately from D5 and instead having "Teacher Time" in place of "Work on Writing" and I wanted to see if you have time if you'd mind creating a Teacher Time sign? Thanks!!

  11. Love these!! They will match my color theme perfectly!! Thanks so much!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  12. These are awesome! I love that they look more sophisticated than most I have seen. Very chic! Would you be willing to make a computer one? I have my kids at a laptop station as well.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Cathy I.
    Mrs. I's Class

  13. Love these! They're so streamlined and sophisticated!

  14. I gave you the Versatile Blogger award!!! Come on over and grab your award!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  15. I love the "flipped" look you are creating...So cool.

    Fun in Room 4B

  16. You are very talented!


  17. Nicely done!!! Very sophisticated, especially for the upper grades! :)

    1. I meant to say PERFECT for the upper grades!!! I did NOT mean to type "especially"....lol, not sure what happened there! Oh well! ;)

  18. These look awesome Kristen! As always! Hope all is going well with you this summer! This is my first official week off and I have already lost track of what day it is! LOL! Enjoy!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

  19. These are SO cute!! I absolutely love them :)
    To The Square Inch

  20. You know your just so fabulous. :) I am just about to start uploading all my pictures for your linky party. I better check to see if it hasn't closed already! Eeek! I forgot those things expire.


  21. I am CAH-RAY-ZEE about your flipped signs! Love them! Thank you for generously sharing these!!

  22. I am LOVING your flipped signs!! They looks great!! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  23. OMG!!!! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!!!!! I just printed some out the other day... but it looks like I will donate those to a teacher that can use them... I WANT THESE!!! You really are AMAZING!!!!!!! By the way... thank you for the quick response on the email. :) :)

  24. Love them! As always, thanks for sharing!!!

    EduKate and Inspire

  25. These are really nice, thanks for sharing.


  26. I am in LOVE with these signs!!! It was just what I was looking for. I love a clean graphic design. Thank you sooooooo much!!!


  27. What font did you use on these signs? I really love them and the font!

  28. I LOVE these!!! They are absolutely perfect! Can't wait to add them to my Daily 5/Cafe Bulletin board.


    Runde's Room

  29. I love all of your products and just put up my new alphabet that I purchased from ya today. I was curious if you have daily 5 signs with white background and black text? That would go better on my board due to black cloth backgrounds. I would definitely be willing to purchase! :)

  30. Kristen-love the black to make the color pop! That is so my style. Just wish I had your talent for creating!!! I have modified the daily 5 to fit my style of teaching and I was wondering if you'd be willing to create a "research" circle, "project" circle and a "teacher circle. I would so be willing to purchase. Thank you for considering . . .


    1. Hi Cori and thanks! Unfortunately, I don't have the time to make those right now, though I wish I could because I do love to help out! Thanks for reading my blog :)

  31. Hi Kristen,

    I am in love with your entire set of flipped signs for the classroom, and I plan on purchasing and using them all in my first class this fall of 2013! I am also going to implement Math Daily 5, and was wondering if you could create the same five labels, but for math. So they would read: math by myself, math with someone, math writing, math work, and math technology. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    I would also be interested in purchasing the comment above's white with black text daily 5 signs!
    You are such an inspiration for a firstie in first!



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