This year, I saw some quotes on Pinterest that peeked my interest. Then, I saw a graphic on www.mycollegesandcareers.com that looked really interesting to me.
The final theme decision: "BE" Yourself!
First, I created small signs with a whole bunch of words to go along with BE - to describe qualities the students should strive for. For example: BE - unique, smart, different, responsible, respectful, honest, trustworthy, etc. I used fun free fonts I downloaded (see my July 24th post - Fun Free Fonts). I printed many of the words on patterned cardstock that I found at the Dollar Store. I laminated all of them. See the pictures below.
Next, I created small signs with quotes that focused on the word BE. I downloaded free colorful frames and backgrounds from www.teacherspayteachers.com and printed out the signs on white cardstock. I laminated all of them. See below.
Third, I purchased the book: The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jennifer Wojtowicz and Steve Adams from Amazon. This will be the book I read to every student in the school during my introductory lessons.
Finally, I will be hanging up all the words and quotes in the hallway by my office. Check back for a picture of the finished product!
Now, for my beginning of the school year gift to you! If you click the pictures below, you can download a .pdf file with the words and the signs for you to print out at home. Happy Printing!