Free Flipped Signs! (more supplies…)

July 5, 2012

Free Flipped Signs! (more supplies…)

July 5, 2012

I promise this is the last time I’ll blog about these signs–because I am officially done making my supply signs!! I made a ton today for all of our community supplies because EVERYTHING is going in these little baskets this year!
Um, that little doodle I found for the highlighters is supposed to be a lipstick–the kids won’t notice right?!? I think it can pass for a highlighter…

So I have a bunch of these for our supplies around the room, but compiled the most typical ones to share on here. If you would like to read more about how I set up these baskets (and access some more free files) you read all about it here: Community Supply Baskets
If you would like any of the files shown in the preview below, please click on the image for a free download at my shop:
But wait!!! Before you go! I have to tell you some exciting news! I got an email from our principal today saying my room was one of the classrooms already cleaned and set to go for the next year. I can’t believe it! It’s never ready this early–we just got out two weeks ago! 
So, I could just say it’s the beginning of the summer and relax and forget about it. OR…I could fly in and set up early next week and NOT go back until school starts at the end of August, which would be something totally new for me. 
What would you do?? I think you guys all know what I’ll end up doing…  ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Elizabeth July 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Oh, Kristen! Thank you so much for these…I was going to try to make some myself because I didn't want to bother you…but yay!!! Now, I don't have to, because you are so stinkin' awesome!

    In my opinion (and what I did) go in, set it up and then sit back and relax!!!!!!!!

    Enjoy your summer!

    Thanks again!

    Fun in Room 4B

  • Tammy July 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    My room is ready and I'm not thinking about it until August! Thanks for the signs they are very cute, and helpful.

    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

  • Mrs. Castro July 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Wow, thanks for sharing. I need to invest in the circle-cutter-thingy ๐Ÿ˜‰ so I can use all your wonderful resources! Lipstick, highlighter, it's all the same – just don't forget to wear makeup – the kids notice that!


    Mrs. Castro's Class

  • Jennifer Tilton July 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Precious-thank you!

  • Ashley Kathleen July 5, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these! I love them!

    If I found out my room was ready, I know I would be in there asap no matter how much I would like to say otherwise! Have fun setting up! =)

    The Resource Room Teacher

  • Jenn Bates July 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Lucky!!! I can't believe your principal was nice enough to email you and let you know that. Great labels!
    Finally in First

  • Courtney Bartlett July 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    You are on a roll Kristen! I love these labels. I know what I would do and probably what you will do. I am probably going to head over to school tomorrow to do a couple of things but I have a lot less summer vacation than you do. Thanks!

    Swimming into Second

  • Jessica July 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you! Just what I needed! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your circle designs…and the flipped ones are so much fun!

    The Polka-dotted Teacher

  • ~Stephanie Moorman July 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Adorable…as always! LOVE THEM!!!

    Teaching in Room 6

  • Rikki July 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you!! These are so cute. I can't wait to use them. I'm a procrastinator and I would wait to go in. I just love my summers too much. I try to forget about school in the summer time and I always feel so refreshed at the end of summer for another year. It just works for me.
    The Hive

  • Dondee July 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Thank you! I love these and they will look perfect in my newly decorated room for the year. You and your ideas are AWESOME!!!


  • Lisa R. July 6, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I am LOVING these signs!! I say you should enjoy every minute of your summer & only go in a week or two before you are supposed to return. ๐Ÿ™‚ I probably wouldn't take my own advice though lol. I'd probably be up there unpacking everything the minute they would let me in the door! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  • Kelley Cirrito July 6, 2012 at 12:26 am

    I would totally be up at school!!! My room isn't ready yet! ๐Ÿ™ they are putting in tile! I just printed off your other supply signs and letters for my word wall! I love them. I have to ask how you made the circle ones with the little dots around the edge. Is that a clipart item or something you make in word?

  • Holly July 6, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I love your stuff, Kristen!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  • Wendi Richert July 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Love, love, love at first sight! Thank you so much for doing these and giving them away!!!

  • Traci July 6, 2012 at 2:26 am

    LOVE these sign.
    NONE of us are allowed to go in until August 6 or something like that, when admin. goes back. They take our keys away on our last workday! Otherwise, I would totally go in early, get it all set to go and not be in a frenzy those few days before the kids show up.
    โคDragonflies in First โค

  • Kim July 6, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Sweetest Kristen:

    I know what you are going to do.
    And I know I would do exactly the same thing.

    Your awesomeness astounds me.

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  • 4321teach July 6, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Cute signs! I say go back in now. My advice is a little biased, since that is what I am doing now. I like to have as little stress as possible during back to school, where you can worry more about lesson plans then classroom set up. Plus, if you need more time for something, you have it now rather than in August.


  • Fluttering Through First Grade July 6, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Those signs are so cute! Thanks for sharing. We got the same message from our principal, but managed to stay away at least for this week. We're going to crack next week for sure…Get it done, then kick up your feet. Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Christy & Tammy

  • My Life As A 4th Grade Teacher July 6, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Love the labels! I just nominated you for the versatile blog award. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Miss Ice July 6, 2012 at 5:14 am

    The labels are so cute! I would be ambitious and get it done now. That way you have peace of mind!

    3rd Grade Sprinkles

  • The Madness that is Kindergarten July 6, 2012 at 5:50 am

    You are so lucky you have a principal that lets you go in early!! My principal sadly doesn't seem to understand how long it can take to set up a room just so and last year I was not allowed to set up until the Monday before school started which drove me bonkers after being changed from first to K. (I had to change rooms as well as set up and plan. Sigh) So far this year, a co-worker and I have decided to be sneaky and ask the custodians to let us in to start once our rooms are done.
    So from this I am sure you know my advice is go ahead!


  • MrsPaulson July 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    These signs are prefect!! Thank you! I have my supplies in draws with small labels so now the kids will find everything on the first day!! I work at a private school so I am always stopping by (in fact my head of school encourages me, my room is too cluttered, LOL, BECAUSE WE ARE ALWAYS DOING FUN THINGS!!)
    Love your blog!

  • ~DeAnne~ July 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I went into the building yesterday (I'm such a nerd) and found out that I probably won't get in until the 2nd week of August. EGADS!!! We start the 22nd WITH kids, and have meetings on that Monday and Tuesday. My vote is to put your room together and then enjoy more summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    First Grade and Fabulous

  • Valerie July 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    You are now my go-to blog. Sometimes I log in and you are writing about exactly what I am thinking about. Like this morning! I went by my room yesterday and found the floors stripped and cleaned. Found the custodians and they said all they had left to do was vacuum. I spent two hours cleaning out and revitalizing. Today I am going in for more. Can you imagine having those last two weeks of summer NOT full of panic? The ability to stroll in for in-service days two days before school starts with the only job being the printing of finalized class lists is my dream. Get it done, girl! And then (if you are anything like me)you can truly enjoy your summer.

  • hmichaud July 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Oh, lucky you! If it were me I would definitely go in early and get set up so that I didn't have to worry about it again until it was time to go back. That would definitely be a relaxing end to summer!! I'm sure you'll let us know what you choose, don't forget to take lots of pics! =)

  • teacherking55 July 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    THANK YOU SOOOOO much!!!!!! You are simply AMAZING!!!!!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • teacherking55 July 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    THANK YOU SOOOOO much!!!!!! You are simply AMAZING!!!!!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ximena July 7, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Amazing!! Love them. Thank you for sharing.

  • Anonymous July 7, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Thank you so much for sharing. How do you make your signs? What computer program do you use? Where do you find the fonts and clipart?

  • Kristin July 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    LOVE THESE. Especially the lipstick. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    If I could get in my room (and I can't), I think I'd go in once a week. Then, I wouldn't be mad-dashing it the week before the kids come which makes me exhausted and no fun to be around. I mean, obviously, that's the perfect way to start a school year so I don't know why I'm trying to change it up.
    So I say stick with me. Mad-dash it the week before the kids come.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  • mrs. mindy July 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Love, love, love! Thank you! I am new to bloging but I have been blog stalking for a couple years now and you are one of my favs! You always make the most adorable things. You truly inspire me! Thanks for sharing your ideas. (oh and btw those smaller flipped signs with the pink and green backgrounds, ADORABLE!)

  • allent5 July 8, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I love these.. but when I try to open.. it says winzip something expired… OH NO!! how can I get these.

  • Who's On First? July 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I love your blog! I just started my own blog:
    Please help me out, I don't know what I'm doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Just Wild About Teaching July 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    omg so cute thanks for the freebie =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  • miss autumn k, teacher lady July 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely freebie — I will be using the sharp/not sharp pencil signs in my room next year, for sure!
    I also shared these on my new blog at

    Thanks much!

  • mary chambers July 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Kristin, Where did you get the baskets for your community supplies? Thanks for sharing.

    • Kristen July 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Hi Mary, they are old ones from the Dollar Tree years back. I don't think they have that kind anymore, but they have bright colored baskets a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous July 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    These signs are awesome!! Thank you for sharing them! Do you have one that is just blank?
    Thanks again!! : )

    • Kristen July 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks! I don't at this time, I'm sorry!

  • Angela July 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Ahhh……I'd seen these pics from your classroom somewhere, and then I couldn't remember where I'd seen it!! I'm so glad that I ran across it again!! Thanks!

    The Daily Alphabet

  • Sheena Fisher August 8, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I love your flipped signs! Do you have a template for the small round ones that are editable? I'd like to keep the same theme going around the room! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristen August 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Sheena! I'm sorry, I don't have an editable one at this time. Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rebekah Waters August 11, 2012 at 4:17 am

    I am with Sheena. I absolutely LOVE these signs and would like to have them around the rest of the room as well. Tried to convert to word, but that doesn't work. :/ pretty please when you get a chance do you think you could make editable ones? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Emer (@Baggy_T) August 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Kristen,

    I'd really appreciate it if if you could add a link to this post in my FREEBIE classroom dรฉcor linky party. and link up any other classroom dรฉcor posts. Lord knows you have so many! I'm sure my Irish followers would appreciate them hugely!

  • Anonymous August 16, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Hi Kristen,

    Is it possible to make a lost and found circle, too?


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