Hello everyone!!! I have missed you all so much!!! I have been totally swamped with end of the year schoolwork (11 days to go!!) and have barely managed to get on the blogs. I vow to catch up this weekend!!
Sooo…how are you? How are your summers going? Are any of you still in school as well? When do you get out? Sorry, I know I’m kind of supposed to ask you a question at the end of the post, but I feel like I haven’t talked to you in FOREVER!
Ok, back to school talk. As in let’s get to school talk, not “back to school” talk. It’s too early for me to even think of that. Or perhaps not because, like so many of you, I am planning away for next year even while this year is still wrapping up.
I think I mentioned before that I am keeping the same black-and-white-with-brights color scheme as last year (or is it “this year” since I’m still there??). Anyhow, I asked my students and they voted yes and told me they liked the color scheme. Since I have some students looping up with me again next year, plus I have a need to change SOMETHING every year, I will be working on my signs and labels…otherwise everything will stay pretty similar (I say that now but watch me get into a frenzy of redecorating the minute we get out of school!!).
So, as I was contemplating this continued color scheme and looking around my room, it struck me how much white there was in the room. We have white walls, mostly white floors, a bunch of my storage is white. This is all fine, white is clean and refreshing and all, but my eye kept going to all of the signs and labels I had made. They had color of course, but also a LOT of white.
This got me thinking. What if I flipped the signs? So the color would really be seen and the white would pop. I tried it out with my supply baskets first…
I mean, as much as I love these old guys…
These new ones stand out WAY MORE!!!
Perhaps I’m cheating a bit with my mad photography skills–that’s a joke!!! (all I can see are my flaws in my late-night cutting of the signs!)
In all seriousness, I am wicked excited about these little signs! They stand out from across the room and are highly visible. And they look pretty cool on the bright colored baskets, huh? (those baskets are vintage Dollar Tree, by the way, going back about 4-6 years)
I have some more signs in the works but have placed these supply signs in my Teachers Notebook Shop this evening. There are 12 signs in all for $1.50.
If you click on the preview below, it will take you to my shop…
If you’d like a free copy, I will give a set away to the first three people to comment below!