New specials signs {printable}

July 19, 2011

New specials signs {printable}

July 19, 2011
And, you guessed it, they’re round! Don’t worry, the ones I’m sharing below don’t have to be circular!

Last year, I made all of our classroom signs with Thistlegirl graphics. Many of them can still be used, so I really only need to change a few to tie in with the new design scheme.

So, I picked some of the brightest-clothed kids I could find (to go with my color scheme) and printed them out on cardstock.

Since they’re going to be backed on black fabric on my bulletin boards, I decided not to laminate them. Which was hard for me, because I laminate practically every inanimate object in my classroom!!

But I thought the matte look would be nice against the fabric. I mean, once they’re up there, nothing will happen.


Alas, I do not know the schedule of our specials yet. But I plan on printing the days on each of the five colors of bright paper and positioning them kind of free-form behind each little sign.

I don’t know if these signs will work for your specials, but I did want to share them, just in case you can use them.

Specials Signs


  • Heidi July 19, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I love love love those signs! I wish our specials were the same names. We have several more as we are on an 8 day rotation. With PE repeating several times. Love the people! Super cute!

  • SDNana July 19, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Thank you for sharing! I was wondering if you could do one that says "Guidance" with two generic looking kids. We have the counselor come into our classrooms to work on character and behavior issues. Thanks. Liz in South Dakota

  • Erica Y. July 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I love!!!!! We also have Spanish on our schedule. I have a few of the thistle girl icons. I'm going to try to make one. Quick Question: do you mind sharing the font name? I have OCD when it comes to matching :).



  • Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 2:58 am

    AHH, specials… I am so jealous. We don't have specials. So, yup – that means no planning period… we have to eat with our students at lunch and breakfast, and have to be with them at recess. I know, really random – but I just had to say that I am totally jealous of your specials!

  • sydney July 19, 2011 at 3:03 am

    OH MY GOSH! I think the health one may be the cutest thing I have seen!!!
    We have tons of specials including the ones you did, we also have P.E., Spanish, Technology, Math, Science – we're just cRazY! haha

    Lessons Learned

  • tmarie July 19, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Too cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  • Brenda July 19, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Thanks for sharing these! They are too cute! (I wish we had Health so I could use that sign!).

    Primary Inspired

  • Kristin July 19, 2011 at 4:51 am

    First, thanks for visiting my blog and becoming my newest follower! That was so sweet and unexpected!
    Second, these labels are ADORABLE.
    Last, we do not get Specials. We have a planning period in the morning before the kids arrive but you're looking at the music, health, art, PE, what have you, teacher! I think I need to move! 🙂
    Thanks again!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  • beagle2love July 19, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I love the specials signs you are sharing. We have computers instead of health. Our specials block is 50 minutes a day. I am so thankful for the planning time!

  • Monica July 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

    love them! we have computers and spanish too!

  • 4th Grade It Is!!! July 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

    These are precious!!!! At my school we have the same specials with the exception of health. Our students also have computer. Thank God, for a planning period!! Please post a computer sign…

  • Jess July 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I love the signs! We have specials everyday which is our planning time. We have P.E. not gym and we also have computers, science lab, and math lab. It's a very big school so they need a lot of specials. Thanks for sharing!

  • Shannon July 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I love them! Thanks so much for sharing all of these great resources. You do a great job.

  • amy July 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I love all your labels!!! I noticed on one of your post that you had round numbered genre library labels you were working on…I hope you will be sharing these soon!!

  • Stacey July 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Totally awesome! Thanks!

  • Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing!!Ours is rotating but not as easy to remember for the kids since we have 5 enrichments and every Friday they go to gym again for "Fitness Friday." Gotta get all those "PE hours" in.

    We also have computer and theater arts ..would you be able to make one for those?
    Thanks so much!!!

  • Kendall July 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    These are so adorable! I WILL be using them in my room! Please please please make a Computer one!! Thank you!!

  • Julie July 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    As usual you ROCK!! Thanks so super duper!
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  • kool kindergarten kids July 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I can't wait to use these…would you be willing to add computer lab, assembly and guest visitor? Thanks!

  • Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    These are awesome!! : ) Thanks for posting! We also have the same specials except we have computers instead of health. I don't know how teachers do it that don't have plan time!! What font did you use? Thanks again!!

  • Sara Carico July 20, 2011 at 1:29 am

    love those! We have computers instead of Health, and once a month we will have Guidance instead of computers. We have them for 50 minutes a day, but we are on a rotation, so we don't always have them the same day of the week. I could make A B C D E and rotate them under the signs though…that's a thought!!
    Thanks for sharing!!


  • Shelly July 20, 2011 at 2:05 am

    These are great! I, too, would love to have a "Computers" sign. Are you sorry you asked? Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Leave a Reply


    • Custom colors in Google Drive!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Well, there have been custom colors in there for a long time now...but there’s an updated layout that makes choosing colors even easier!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀To try it out, head into docs, slides, or sheets. Click on the color menu and you’ll see a cleaner look (side note, LOVE the circles instead of squares!).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Click on the + under “custom”. There you will find two sliding scales to choose your favorites colors. The first is “hue” at the bottom.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Then comes the fun part.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀After choosing a hue, slide around to find your ideal many to choose from!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀And it gets better.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Once you’ve selected the exact shade you like, the selector tool will remain in place...this means you can slide through the hues while maintaining a consistent shade! MUCH easier than before!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Have you tried this updated feature yet? I hope this is of help of you didn’t! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#googledrive #googledocs #technologyintheclassroom #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Took a moment to note which books I owned and which ones I will need to borrow this year.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If it’s available in our school, I noted it with “library”...if it’s a book my sister or a friend owns, I wrote “borrow”.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This is something I did last year my old book tracker and it really did help when I was planning for the next week.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you’d like to see more about the Read Aloud Tracker, the link is in my profile.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#reading #bookaday #classroombookaday #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • I finally finished my Read Aloud Tracker and I can’t stop adding books...I’m at 114 so far!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I’m so excited because I know this will help me keep on track with my daily picture book read alouds this year! Last year we read over a hundred books (about 120!)...but I really fell off track when I got caught up with planning, grading, testing, and all of those busy teacherly things. I even forgot which titles we had already read at times! So this will definitely help me plan read alouds more efficiently.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The tracker stores titles alphabetically and keeps a count of how many books are in your collection, as well as a tally of books read so far (swipe to see more).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I listed this resource in my store...please click the link in my profile if you’d like to see more or go to⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#reading #readersgonnaread #bookaday #classroombookaday #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • A sneak peek of something I’ve been working on to manage our daily read alouds this year...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀More to come soon!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#teachingreading #readersgonnaread #bookaday #classroombookaday #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite google fonts yesterday!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I put together a doc of 55 Favorite Teacher Fonts for us to share...if you click the link in my profile, you can get a copy for your drive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Once you open this doc, you can select any new fonts you’d like to try. If you copy and paste them into a new google doc, the fonts will automatically be added to your searching and adding necessary!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Thank you again to everyone for sharing your awesome font finds! I hope this is of help for some of you looking for new fonts!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#googledrive #googledocs #technologyintheclassroom #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Do you have a favorite Google font? Or several? If you would like to share in the comments below, I’d love to make a list and save it in my highlights for you to refer to later this summer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you visit my profile now, you will see a Google fonts highlight with the steps to find new fonts for your drive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀So...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀What are your favorites?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My go-to for everything is Century Gothic. For script I love Clicker Script and for bold titles my favorite is Oswald Bold (in uppercase!).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#googledrive #googlefonts #technologyintheclassroom #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram

    Follow @ladybugsteacherfiles