Bright and Clear Decor (Cursive Alphabet Line)

June 28, 2012

Bright and Clear Decor (Cursive Alphabet Line)

June 28, 2012
Hi everyone! I’ve been working on some new decor for my classroom this evening (after a lovely trip to the beach–first of the summer!!). 
I’ve been trying to make my signs a bit more clean and clear to read for my ELL newcomers. I’m all into clean lines lately!! So, introducing…the Bright & Clear Decor series! 
This cursive alphabet line is the first in the series…
The signs are a rounded square shape (for a little change from my usual circles) and measure approximately 7″ by 7″. They are listed in my Teachers Notebook shop for $3.00…please click on the green link if you would like to read more about them.
And please stay tuned for some more Bright & Clear Decor coming your way–in the form of some free files next time! For now, I would love to give away three copies of this Cursive Alphabet Line to the first three readers to leave a comment below, with their email. Thank you for stopping by!! 🙂

31 Comments

  • Kshee23 June 28, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    These are soooo cute! I love everything you've been sharing lately!

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

  • Allie June 28, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Love these! Perfect for my fourth graders!

    Allison
    Ms.AllisonFree@gmail.com

  • Life in Middle School June 28, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Ooh! These are beautiful!

    Lauren
    Life in Middle School

  • Mrs. Ryan June 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    So cute… And clear 🙂
    Lisa
    Lryan@att.net

  • Elizabeth June 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Those look great, Kristen. Glad you enjoyed a beach day! Well deserved.

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

  • Ms.M June 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Wow I was just posting and saw you did too! I run to comment and I am still too late. Darn. Oh well. It's ok cause I was going to ask if you were going to do some that weren't slanted. What do you think? 🙂

    M

    • Kristen June 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      Hey girl! Do you mean manuscript instead of cursive? I can do that! I can't find your email anywhere–EMAIL ME!!! 🙂

    • Ms.M June 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Yes, manuscript but also the Zaner-Blozer style. Jsut sent you an email. 😛

      *Jokingly* I can't believe you lost my email! LOL J/k

      M

  • Lisa K June 29, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Love these! I'll have to put them on my wishlist to buy later on! 🙂

  • Mrs. Cupcake June 29, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I. Love. These. And I went to the beach for the first time this summer today too!!! Great minds!! 🙂
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  • sydney June 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

    You are so talented. Everything you do is gorgeous. As soon as I have a class and know what grade, I'll be shopping!

  • mjfavre June 29, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Love the cursive letters! So cute and clean!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  • Cassandra June 29, 2012 at 12:28 am

    OOOhhhh These are beautiful! Can you do manuscript ones!!!
    Adventures in Room 5

    • Kristen July 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Cassandra, thank you!! I added some manuscript ones to the shop. 🙂

  • Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron June 29, 2012 at 12:38 am

    omgosh – those are SOOO stinkin' cute!!! you always amaze me with your stuff!!

  • Ashley Kathleen June 29, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Wow! Those look so great!!
    Glad you enjoyed the beach! =)

    Ashley
    The Resource Room Teacher

  • Courtney Bartlett June 29, 2012 at 12:43 am

    These are amazing! I hope that you do some print ones because I would definitely buy them. Hope you had a great time at the beach!

    Swimming into Second

  • Lynn June 29, 2012 at 12:46 am

    So cute! Love the bright colors! I would also be interested in some primary ones (Zaner-Boser) if you are taking requests!

  • Brenda June 29, 2012 at 2:53 am

    These are GORGEOUS!! I see you've already had requests for Zaner-Bloser….any hope for D'Nealian?

    Primary Inspired

  • Emily June 29, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Thank you for creating these. Will definitely be going shopping at your store. 🙂

    Emily
    I love my classroom

  • Jonelle Bell June 29, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Another vote for Zaner-Bloser:)
    Jonelle
    A Place Called Kindergarten

  • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Oh my goodness these are adorable!! How are you making these (program)? You are VERY talented!!

    Teresa
    Teaching 3rd Grade

    • Kristen July 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Teresa, thanks!! Mostly PPT and a bit of Fireworks 🙂

  • Greg June 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Love these!!! I vote for zaner-bloser too!!

    Greg
    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

  • Kristen June 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your comments!! I added a manuscript version to my shop 🙂

  • Kimmie June 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Love these and I just put them in my cart on TN!

  • Maria July 2, 2012 at 1:37 am

    These are BEAUTIFUL. I teach K, so they aren't quite appropriate for my classroom, but I love them.

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

  • Cynthia July 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I LOVE these! There are lots of us who would appreciate having them in D'Nealian if possible. Thank you for considering it!!!

    • Kristen July 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      I will try to do those next!

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