We’re Mad About Science sign {printable}

March 2, 2012

We’re Mad About Science sign {printable}

March 2, 2012
Happy Thursday friends!! I hope you are all having a nice week!

I am a lady of leisure because I am on vacation! I feel really guilty admitting that, since I haven’t been the best blogger this week. But I promise that I have been doing bloggish-type things. Like stuff for my classroom I’ll share with you on here. And designing blogs, but of course!

Anyhow, I made a little sign today that could be used as a poster or for student binders/folders (which is what I’m going to use it for). ‘Cause it’s Science Fair season in our school!

And speaking of seasons…


This is all very lovely and pretty but…where was it before?!?! In December through February?? We’ve had no snow! All those wasted chances for snow days, all those times I could have slept in!! And NOW the snow arrives–on our vacation week?!

I’m joking (well, mostly).

So. Back to the signs. I made two different ones. This was my first…I thought it was cool with the color-fading:

But I showed it to my ever-practical sister, who thought it might be too much ink. So I made this one too (because she’s usually right and I’m usually over the top!)…

So there you have it. If you want it. They are together in one file, because I’m too tired and lazy to separate them and I apologize. I have shoveling arms. I do hope they are of use to some of you!

What’s the weather like in your area? Be kind, I couldn’t go away to a warm place this vacation, so I’m feeling a little down with all of this snow! 🙂

We’re Mad About Science

Border Graphic by Miss Tiina at www.misstiina.com

28 Comments

  • Allison March 2, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  • KRISTA March 2, 2012 at 12:37 am

    The posters are so cute! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy what's left of your vacation!

    Krista
    stellar-students

  • Gladys March 2, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I LOVE these! Thanks so much Kristen! Oh…and have I told you how much I adore your new blogger templates?! Precious!

    Gladys
    teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

  • Courtney Bartlett March 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

    These are adorable Kristen! Enjoy the rest of your vacation. It's about 70 degrees where I live but it is storming every other day. Not just little storms, tornado warnings and all that. I would give anything for a snow day about now but not on my vacation! So sorry that happened to you!

    Swimming into Second

    • Kristen March 2, 2012 at 1:09 am

      I'm sorry Courtney! I would hate to be worrying about the tornado warnings!! I hope it stays calm there!

  • Kaitlyn March 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Kristin,

    Look at it this way. By having snow on vacation (I'm looking at the same thing out my window), you get out earlier in June. Although me and my teacher friends would like one or two snow days to break up the monotony of March, we are kind of thankful for not having a winter like last year (except Snowtober! I have a feeling we live in the same area). Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  • applesandabcs March 2, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I love them! Thanks so much for sharing! and for thinking about the ink… 🙂

    Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

  • Kelley Cirrito March 2, 2012 at 1:43 am

    I love your signs! I totally want the snow too! Can you ship me some of that? How about on Monday so we can have a snow day? How much would you charge me? I hope you have a great Friday on your vacation!

  • LovelyNB March 2, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Sunny and Hot in Florida.. 85 today….I do not miss the Snow.

  • Sara S. March 2, 2012 at 1:57 am

    We got snow today! …and rain…and sleet…and hail… It was not "fun" snow. And it only got us an hour delay 🙁 I really like your posters – makes me wish I taught science! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

    Sara 🙂
    Smiling In Second Grade

  • Ms.M March 2, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Oooo, these are wonderful. I am going to print some for our science fair.

    Ms. M

  • Ms. Rachel March 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Kristin, those are adorable!!!

    We've had no snow but lots of rain, Im waiting for it to freeze, ice day!

    Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room

  • Hadar March 2, 2012 at 2:51 am

    haha shoveling arms!! I don't even want to tell you what our weather is like…it might actually make you more out here 😉

  • Hadar March 2, 2012 at 2:51 am

    and by more I mean move…

  • Mrs. Cupcake March 2, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Ah, to live in California… Rub it in Hadar, rub it in 🙂

    Love the science sign!!! The fading colors are so pretty!

    ❤Teri

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  • Erika March 2, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Thanks for the freebie Kristen. I love it! I'm jealous you are on vacation no matter what the weather is like!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  • Mrs. Saoud March 2, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Burrr… We are sitting in 80s here in FL. You are welcome to visit for your vacation! =)

    Cheryl

  • Jenn Bates March 2, 2012 at 4:25 am

    SO Cute!!! Enjoy your vacation. I had last week off and it was so wonderful to relax.
    Jenn
    Finally in First

  • Kristin March 2, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Very cute sign!!!
    No vacation for me until the last week of March and the first week of April (yep – 2 weeks for Spring Break. Hallelujah!)
    We have had cold weather all week (50s in CA is COOOOOLLLLDDD!) but it's supposed to be in the 80s this weekend.
    I completely understand why you don't want snow on your vacation. And that you want a snow day. I get it. I'd feel the same way! 🙂
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  • Tricia March 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

    What a waste of perfectly good snow. That looks like it would have been enough for a couple snow days. Enjoy your vacation. Thanks for the cute sign.

    Tricia

  • Andrea March 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you for the sign. I want to do even more Science next year and this will come in handy. Just think, you won't have to make up any snow days this way. Did that help? Enjoy your break! 🙂

  • Mrs. Coe March 3, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I totally love this and I am sharing it and sending them to you…

  • laughinbrunette (Jennifer) March 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Love these!!
    Jennifer

    First Grade Blue SKies

  • Becca March 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Kristen,

    I just found your blog through Lil' Country Kindergarten. I can't wait to look around a bit.

    I'd love it if you'd come over to my blogs as well. I currently have three blogs. I write a home blog (my most widely read blog), a literacy blog, and a kindergarten blog. My literacy and kindergarten blogs are fairly new, so I'd love to get the word out about them. My main website is http://www.homeiswheremystorybegins.com. From there, you can get to all of my blogs. I'd love any advice you have for breaking into the teaching blog world. I feel like I have a pretty good start with my home blog, but no one seems to be reading my other two. Any suggestions for me would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Thanks for taking the time to help out a new teacher-blogger!

    Becca

  • Suzstamps March 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Kristin,
    Nice snow! Glad someone got some. I just returned to school from vacation and ended up with a snow day on Thursday but got no snow! I'm in southwestern Vermont. Warm and muddy with lots of GRASS! Not great sliding weather for my 2 grandkids, DARN. Love your blog and products.

  • Kate March 7, 2012 at 2:24 am

    This is so cute! I can't help but love everything you make 🙂 I can't wait to print this for my classroom!
    ☼Kate
    To The Square Inch

  • mccarty20001 March 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    OMG!!!! You are FANTASTIC! Thanks to the 2 Sisters for allowing us "tools" to enhance our Daily 5!

  • Anonymous April 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Hey Kristen,

    I love love love your posters. I came across this site the other day and already printed out your CRAFT posters. I am trying to make a few signs for my own classroom and was wondering what program you used to create your worksheets and creative pages. Thanks so much!

    -Christine

  • Leave a Reply

    Instagram

    • Two of my dear friends and colleagues retired today. I worked on teams with both over the years (one in 4th and one in 5th) and they’ve both been my next door (classroom door) neighbors. They’ve taught a combined total of 74 years!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We had an outdoor luncheon on our school patio to celebrate their years of dedication to our school. The theme was beachy/nautical and it was so fun to set up...I found most of the decor at the Dollar Tree! We had tons of candles, shells, flowers, and a fishnet with class photos from over the years. (Don’t mind the masking tape on the table in that last photo, it was a bit windy 😂). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It was a happy and sad kind of day 💕 #retiringfriends #cantimagineschoolwithoutthem #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • A little progress with packing up.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I am really trying to get rid of anything we haven’t used in years and pack up everything in its place. We’ll see if I shove things randomly away when I run out of time next week 😂!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Are you packing up next week?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#classroomorganization #classroommanagement #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Do you ever feel like you make MORE of a mess as you clean out your classroom?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Today was our students’ last day and I stayed for a bit to get things cleaned out and packed but I got so overwhelmed I finally just left. It can wait, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#classroomorganization #notpicturedhere #ineed50daystocleanmyroom #wegetone #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Anyone still in school? Our students’ last day is tomorrow and I’m feeling all the emotions right now!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I got this sweet framed gift from one of my students today 😍😭 Getting myself ready for tomorrow’s whirlwind of emotions!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you are wrapping up school soon, best wishes! And if you are already on break, happy summer!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#almostsummerbreak #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Have you seen the new outline feature in google docs?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you click on the outline icon on the left hand side of your doc (picture two) you will see an outline of all the headings you’ve created.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀When you click on a heading in the outline, it will bring you right to that section...even on different pages! It’s like inserting jump links just by typing out headings!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Have you tried this new feature yet?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#lovegoogledrive #googledrive #googledocs #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Yesterday I shared how I’ve been trying to not just get organized, but STAY organized.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀One of the best things I’ve done to stay organized this year is to presort and store all of the math manipulatives we use often into individual containers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀So instead of keeping everything in big bins like I had in the past, I started to use individual boxes with the manipulatives already sorted out, enough for each student. (The storage boxes are Iris 4 x 6 Photo Cases...I’ve found them on Amazon in a 10 pack and on some great sales at Michaels).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This saves SO much time in distributing materials during math, which is the main reason I started organizing like this in the first place.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀But there was an unexpected bonus of extra organization! Since the manipulatives are sorted for individuals, my students manage their setup and cleanup!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Like in the first picture there are the tiles we use a ton during the year (for area, perimeter, arrays, factors, etc.) Each box holds 48 tiles, four rows of six and two layers deep to fill the box. So when we are done using the tiles, my students arrange them back into the boxes and store them in our math area.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Keeping my math manipulatives like this has helped me stay much more organized this year...everything has its place and my students manage it all!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀How do you like to keep your math manipulatives organized? I loved reading your ideas yesterday...we would love to learn what works best for you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#classroomorganization #classroommanagement #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram

    Follow @ladybugsteacherfiles

    ×