Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made It - Classroom Sign

Hello, blog world! I figured that there's no better way to start this teaching blog adventure than to jump right in :) so, why not start my first EVER post with a Monday Made It?

I'm beginning my very first teaching job (feeling incredibly excited/overwhelmed) as a 7th Grade Language Arts teacher. That should be an adventure in itself because I am about the same height, if not less, than most middle schoolers. Wish me luck ;)
But really -  I feel so fortunate to be able to teach what I LOVE. #ELAforthewin

I've been SO inspired by teaching blogs over the past few years, as well as TpT products. And by inspired, I also mean they have nearly saved my life a few times...

Last minute lesson plan ideas? Thank you, blog world.
Oh my goodness I have only been a long-term sub for two weeks and now I have to lead parent teacher conferences? That happened. Thank you, inspiration from teachers who know what they're doing.

In fact, I was inspired by a TpT product that I used in my interview example lesson - and I got the job!
So, it's about time I start interacting with (instead of stalker-following) and contributing back to the teaching community.

I made a sign for my 7th Grade classroom - made in PowerPoint and printed through Shutterfly (I took advantage of a free 8x10 print email offer!).

Yes, it was tempting to keep the picture as-is...

Once I received that lovely orange envelope full of hope and beauty, I put the print in a dollar store frame. Though the prints were free, shipping was about $ $1 for the frame...$4 total is not too shabby!

Because I love you (and I want you to like me!), I am including the link for a free download of these posters. It is the very first product on my brand new Middle of Lit TpT store. I made them in lots of pretty colors, assuming you are like me and want everything to match.

I would LOVE to hear if you download it!

I linking up with Monday Made It! Woohooo!


  1. Really neat posters, and I love the idea of framing them to place around the room for random inspiration. Thanks for sharing--and good luck with the blog :) Teacher blogs are seriously the best out there!

    Beth @ Morrow In the Middle

  2. Thanks so much, Beth! I had fun making them. I am planning to post more printables in the next few weeks :)
    I am so excited to finally be a part of teacher blog world! Off to read your blog!

  3. Don't worry--the 7th graders will love the fact that you are shorter than them. I know mine do! Luckily I'm teaching Grade 3 this year so I will have an edge over most of them, although a few will give me a run for my money!

    I love the idea behind your sign...such a great message!

    Apples, Owls, and Peppermint Mochas

  4. Haha thanks for the encouragement, Dawn!

  5. I absolutely love those posters!! Definitely snagging one for my room this fall!!

  6. Thank you! I am so happy you love them :)