Display lettering for classrooms

Display lettering for classrooms DEFAULT

An attractive and welcoming classroom environment is often top of mind as we head into the new year. But, the thing you have to remember is, it is you, as the teacher, that makes the classroom.

For some teachers, it is important to set up their classroom in a certain way at the beginning of the school year. The urge to go all out in your first few years of teaching may be strong. If that is your personality type, go for it! If you are more the low-key type, embrace it and if you feel you should have more, trust us when we say, your room is just perfect.

Here at Rainbow Sky HQ, Ash is a Type A teacher, and Alisha is a Type B. So, we can confidently say, we both have very different processes and expectations of ourselves when setting up and decorating our classrooms.

We decided to put our heads together and brainstorm all those time-saving hacks we have found along the way that have helped us create great learning spaces for our students:

★ Check what furniture, resources, and materials that are already in your classroom. Is there anything you have inherited that can get you started?

★ Use masking tape or painter's tape to line up your display letters so you can pin them up straight. (Note: painters tape is also a good blutac substitute if you need to be careful of your classroom walls)

★ Setup your class library with your books in rainbow order. It may seem a little over the top but will help when the students are returning the books (plus it looks great!)

★ Use post-it notes to plan where you will display things. It is easier to move around post-its instead of entire displays.

★ Create large letters in a word doc (we suggest making your text size 400-600). Print on coloured paper and leave a slight border around each letter so they pop on the wall (Bonus tip: use a hole punch to help cut out the inside of the letters).

★ Use fabrics, contact, wallpaper, wrapping paper, or plastic table cloths as backing on pinboards (we like to use solid colours so that what is on the board stands out).

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★ Layer/double the border on your pinboards to make them even more visually appealing – we suggest matching a straight with a scalloped border.

★ When laminating put two pages through at once (we promise it works!) While you are at it, put a small smudge of glue on the back of the things you are laminating to avoid them slipping around.

★ When putting up lettering, start in the middle and work your way out so they are evenly lined up and centred on your wall.

★ Recruit some friends and host a working bee where they can help you cut, laminate, or move furniture.

★ Display things on an angle to avoid needing to get it ‘perfect’.

★ If you have walls that need velcro dots, add velcro to the back of a class set of pegs. Use the pegs to display student work.

★ Fasten bird netting to your classroom roof or hangover display lines. This netting looks great when you are putting up student craft.

★ Use cheap party supplies to brighten your classroom – bunting, tassels, battery-powered fairy lights, and fake greenery can be cheaply sourced and look great on pinboards, along your whiteboard, at the front of your teacher desk, or in other spaces in your classroom that need an extra element of excitement.

★ Don’t want to pay a fortune on sit spots? It’s okay if you do, we have over the years and they’re great but unfortunately, they don’t always work on every classroom floor type. Here’s what you can do instead. Get some colourful duct tape ( there is such a thing) and place the mini square on the floor. They work a treat.

★ Instead of sit spots or a class carpet, use some durable tape and make a rectangle big enough for your students on the floor.

★ Classroom supplies can be found at a range of different stores. For all our Aussie teachers, hit up Kmart, Bunnings, Ikea, dollar stores and Spotlight for cheap supplies (these caddies pictured are from Spotlight).

★ Create a ‘WOW Work’ wall. It looks great in an empty classroom but it also allows you to swap out student work easily and regularly.

★ Use hanging shoe storage organisers to create an instant storage space for each student (we recommend the pocket style). This can work inside our outside a cupboard door. Pick your preference.

★ A shower caddy or any container with compartments can be used to store whiteboard supplies such as erasers, markers etc.

★ Dedicate an organised place for small bits and pieces to make teacher life easier!

We could continue but we are going to stop there because we know we have given you plenty to think about already!

Need more help? Last year we asked some Aussie Instagram royalty how they tackle setting up their classroom. Read what they said here.

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Sours: https://www.rainbowskycreations.com/post/classroom-display-and-setup-hacks

Display Lettering

SEN Teacher printables show a quick draft while you are editing. When you press the Print Preview button a better quality version is created for printing or download.

If you need to save a page or don't want to print live on the site, you can download sheets as PDF for later use.

For fast printing and smaller PDF downloads use the Medium Quality setting. Use the High Quality setting for more detailed PDF documents and prints.

Printables with many graphics usually include an Ink option which optimises artwork for black & white photocopying and monochrome printers.

When printing directly from the web site use a margin setting of None, Minimal or Narrow for best results.

See the Print Troubleshooting Page for help on changing printing settings in your web browser.


Older mobile devices with low memory may struggle to print longer documents at the high quality setting.

Sours: https://www.senteacher.org/printables/Certificates/69/LargeDisplayLettersClassroomDisplay.html
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I absolutely love DIY classroom decor so I wanted to show you guys how to make your own bulletin board letters in any font, size, style, and color you want! I promise it's easy!

Making bulletin board letters is super easy and, best of all, cheap! All you need is colorful paper and a printer to print in black ink! Then you can label your entire classroom as much as you want for super cheap!

This easy step by step tutorial is using PowerPoint on a PC. It may be different on a Mac or with a different version of PowerPoint but I am guessing it's pretty similar! I can help you if you need it in the comments section - I'll help provide support so feel free to ask any questions there!

This is to make your own bulletin board letters in any font/color/size/etc. that you want like the MATH letters on my math board. Big colorful letters are perfect for making "Word Wall," "Our Best Work," or any board you want to title!

DIY classroom decor tutorial to make your own bulletin board letters in any font color and size in only 5 easy steps!!

If you want to see the math activities on the board, I show those fun activities in action in my Building Number Sense in First Grade post with a ton of ideas for how to introduce numbers in the beginning of the year!



Okay let's get started!

Step 1: Open a new, blank PowerPoint slide and make it paper sized

This is the most tech-y seeming step but I promise it's easy and, once you do it once or twice, you'll be able to do it in your sleep.

When you open a new presentation, it will most likely default to "Widescreen" and be widescreen sized and landscape. I prefer to make the page "Portrait" by clicking on DESIGN at the top and then the drop-down box SELECT SIZE and then CUSTOM SLIDE SIZE.

A box will pop up.

Under SLIDES SIZED FOR, select LETTER PAPER (8.5 x 11 in) and under ORIENTATION, click on PORTRAIT.

This will give you a normal page in PowerPoint that you can print on regular copy paper. I do this before creating anything! This makes it so the page prints out portrait style on a regular piece of copy paper. :)

Step 2: Insert a text box in a fun font

Now for the fun part! Choose the font you want to use! I LOVE fonts. There are a ton of free fonts for personal use on TpT. For this example, I am using KG Shake It Off Chunky which is one of my (many) favorites. 

Click on INSERT.

Click on TEXT BOX. Click somewhere on the page, holding down your mouse, drag your mouse diagonally to create a box, and then let go. It doesn't matter how big you make the text box or where you put it - you can change all that later.

Type the first letter you want to make inside the text box.

Highlight the letter with your mouse.

Choose the font you want to use.

Make it the size you want by typing a number in the box for font size (usually a drop down to the right of the name of the font). I typed in 600 for my example.

To move the letter to where you want it on the page, click on the dotted line of the text box to make it a solid line which allows you to select the whole box. Then you can drag that box around to where you want it with your mouse. Make sure your letter stays in the white (that's the page and what it will look like when it prints).

It should look something like this....

Step 3: Make the font an outline

Highlight the letter by clicking on one side of the letter and dragging to the other side then let go. This should make a gray box over the letter like this:

Right click on the gray box that highlights the letter.

A little box will pop up. Click on Format Text Effects.

This will pop up a little menu on the right hand side. 

Click on the A with the little rectangle under it. (It looks just like the A with a rectangle under it that you always click on to change font colors.)

Click on Text Fill. Click on No Fill. Your letter will disappear for a second, not to worry, it's supposed to.

Next, click on Text Outline. Click on Solid Line. Your letter should reappear as an outline (most likely in blue).

Under Color, click on the paint bucket to change it to black. 

Then you'll see a box a little under that called Width. It's most likely at 0.75. Make it as thick as you want... play with it clicking the arrows up and down until you get the thickness you want. For my example, I used 18 pt so I clicked the up arrow a lot. :) [If you don't want a border and want just the letter in a bright color with no border, leave it at 0.75 so you have a super thin line to follow when cutting it out.]

Now it should look like this:


Congratulations, you made your letter!!!!

Repeat for whatever other letters you're trying to make for whatever you're spelling out. You can easily do this by clicking on the slide you just made on the left hand side where it shows a small version of the slide. Once you click on the slide, hold down CTRL + D (hold down the the Ctrl key on your keyboard and press the letter D). This will duplicate the slide in an exact copy so you can simply just change the letter. You can press CTRL+D as many times as you need to spell anything you want! :)

Step 4: Print your letters onto the color paper you want them to be in

Choose the colors you want the letters to be and print the outline on that color paper.

DIY classroom decor tutorial to make your own bulletin board letters in any font color and size in only 5 easy steps!!

Step 5: Cut out the letters

Simply cut out the letters! I personally like to leave the black wide border on them and cut it out around the edge. 

If you want letters with no borders to just be that letter in a bright color, you would've left the width at 0.75 in step 3 so just cut it out with that line.

For letters that have insides, I recommend using a little hand knife from the craft store to cut the inside pieces out like this:

DIY classroom decor tutorial to make your own bulletin board letters in any font color and size in only 5 easy steps!!

This is the mat for my rotary cutter which I love for cutting out centers. You can see it on this list of Classroom Must Haves full of awesome things for the classroom which also has the bright paper I use and other fun goodies. 

So now you're done!!!! GO LABEL THE WORLD! ....or at least your classroom! :)

DIY classroom decor tutorial to make your own bulletin board letters in any font color and size in only 5 easy steps!!

You can do this to create so many bulletin board labels for your classroom! Your word wall, your math wall, your student work board, whatever! Create and label to your heart's content! I just love making my own letters because it's so cheap - just color paper and black ink - and I can make them HUGE to brighten up any display. I really hope you loved this tutorial! Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions or need help! I'll respond on that post to help you out. :)

Please let me know in the comments below if this tutorial was helpful for you! :) 

I'd also love if you took a moment to follow me on TeachersPayTeachers, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun ideas like this. Thanks!

Sours: https://missgiraffesclass.blogspot.com/2016/08/diy-classroom-decor-bulletin-board-letters.html

Display Lettering

SEN Teacher printables show a quick draft while you are editing. When you press the Print Preview button a better quality version is created for printing or download.

If you need to save a page or don't want to print live on the site, you can download sheets as PDF for later use.

For fast printing and smaller PDF downloads use the Medium Quality setting. Use the High Quality setting for more detailed PDF documents and prints.

Printables with many graphics usually include an Ink option which optimises artwork for black & white photocopying and monochrome printers.

When printing directly from the web site use a margin setting of None, Minimal or Narrow for best results.

See the Print Troubleshooting Page for help on changing printing settings in your web browser.


Older mobile devices with low memory may struggle to print longer documents at the high quality setting.

Sours: https://www.senteacher.org/printables/Certificates/69/LargeDisplayLettersClassroomDisplay.html

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