Bright Polka Dot Classroom Decor: Updates

06 June 2012
I am loving all the positive feedback I am getting on my Bright Polka Dot Classroom decor packs!  Thank you!  Thank you!  I actually first made them for my own classroom.  Last August, I decided to get rid of the cow print I had for ten years and go to bright polka dots.  Selling the packets on TpT has been an added bonus!  I thought I would let you know about some updates.  As always, feel free to Pin!

This picture from my Shutterfly site, is a big hit on Pinterest!  The organizer is actually a utensil organizer from CVS.  I hot glued ribbon around it and glued my table label to the front.  The labels can be found in my Polka Dot Classroom Labels and Signs packet by clicking {here}.

Here are a few other Pinterest fan favorites included in my Polka Dot Classroom Labels and Signs packet:

These two posters are  included for FREE in my sample for the packet!  Click {here} to check it out on TpT.  Click download the preview to get the FREE posters. 

This Whole Body Listening FREE poster was inspired by the speech pathologists and ABA teachers at my school.  They use a Whole Body Listening Social Story they created through Boardmaker to give the students an idea of what whole body listening looks like.  As you know, many students on the spectrum struggle with eye-contact while speaking.  I have found that through my years of mainstreaming, the social story worked well for all of my students.  So I decided to make a poster instead of social story to remind them.   Through a bit more internet searching, I found this book called Whole Body Listening Larry at School!.  I think this book would be great to read to your students on the first few days of school.  
The authors of the book linked the idea to an article written by this New York Speech Pathologist, Susanne Poulette







I had a lot of requests to add more words to my Polka Dot Word Wall Words.  I add a ton more words, the packet now has 360 words total.  Please, re-download the packet or check it out on TpT by clicking {here}.

The Word Wall Labels above (Aa, Bb, etc.), can be found by clicking {here}.  The "Word Wall" Punched out letters are from Frog Street Press, they are called "Sassy Fonts." 

These labels are available in my Leveled Library Label Packet (click {here}).


Another request I had, was to add "Look Who's Been Spotted in Pre-K" to my Door Decor Packet.  Click {here} to check it out on TpT!  I have also made this packet editable.

I tried to save myself some ink on this one and did not place a colored background behind or around the jobs.  Instead, I cut the jobs and mounted them on bright scrapbook paper. The color circles around the hands match the colors in my other polka dot packets.  I had  requests to add more numbers to the packet and more jobs.  I updated it, so check it out and/or re-download.  Click {here} to check out my classroom jobs packet. 

I am taking inspiration from School Girl Style and trying wrapping paper as bulletin board paper next year.  Check out these cool cheap finds.  

If bright colors are not your thing, hang tight!  I am working on a primary colored polka dot line of decor.   The primary labels and signs pack is out now, click the picture to check it out.  Be sure to follow my TpT store, so you are alerted when the coordinating packs are finished. 








46 comments:

  1. Wow! You have been busy!! Love the bright colors. They are so happy!
    ✿Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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  2. Wow your classroom is going to look great!!!! I love the idea of having students take their picture for the classroom birthday sign, I'll have to try that next year. Thanks for sharing.
    Stacy

    simpsonsuperstars

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  3. I am buying your word wall words!!! That will save me so much time! I just started a blog and would love for you to check it out! Thanks for all your cute stuff I have in my files!

    Angela

    cookinupinfirst.blogspot.com

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  4. can't wait to see the primary colors! Soooooo cute!

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  5. Oh my goodness thank you for following my blog! You brought a tear to my eye. I admire your work and creativity so much. Thank you for making my night!

    Angela

    cookinupinfirst.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm gonna have to buy your Word Wall labels and signs! I love them all! I'm moving up to first grade from kindergarten, so your room, your products, and your blog have inspired me so much! You can check out the changes to my room at my blog.

    Sophia
    howcuteisthis.blogspot.com

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  7. I am wanting to use a polka dot theme this year in my classroom as well. I love your ideas. Also, I am a big font fan! What font are you using on this blog?

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  8. I love all those fonts and labels. Your classroom looks bright!

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  9. I gave you a shout out on my blog after I purchased your library labels!! (it's in my 'thus begins the journey' post) I'm also your newest follower! Thanks for the great resource. I would love it if you stopped by my blog and followed me!

    http://adayinbcasfirstgrade.blogspot.com/

    Kristen

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  10. I love your polka dot theme! I'm switching classrooms and grade levels, so I'm in the market for some great ideas!!

    Aimee
    http://www.pencilsbooksanddirtylooks.com/

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  11. Love the finds...you have been busy~
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  12. Love the polka dots! Is the polkadot tablecloth from Big Lots the thin plastic or the vinyl with the backing? I am looking for cutesy tablecloths the vinyl kind for a diy project.

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  13. Love it! :) I especially like the stickers for the books! I need to redo my library and mark the books again. Also, a teacher here started using those table clothes as bulletin board paper this year! I forget which store and size, but one of them fit our bulletin boards PERFECTLY! Wrapping paper is a great idea too!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Angie
    Rulin' the Roost

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  14. Ohh!!! I'm a huge fan ofthe primary colours. So excited to see that packet!! Keep us posted. :)

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  15. I love the bright colors and the polka dots! That's a combination that can't be beat.

    I've been reading and following your blog since the summer. I'd love for you to follow me back.

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  16. Oh my word, I LOVE that polka dotted wrapping paper from Big Lots!! That is on my shopping list now! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  17. Too cute! I purchased all your word wall things. I am so thankful that I don't have to make it- just copy, laminate and cut! Awesome!
    www.kindertrips.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh! I forgot about that idea of the wrapping paper/table cloth for bulletin boards! Going to start keeping an eye out for my color scheme now! I love your utensil organizer, too! I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for those as well! They look sturdier than the plastic version....

    Thanks for all your fantastic ideas and reminding us how you keep your classroom organized and pretty!

    ~Heidi V.

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  19. I love bright colors, but my room is already in rainbow primary colors. I would love to purchase your polka dot primary colored labels, word wall, etc... when you finish. Thank you!

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  20. I love the idea of using polka dot wrapping paper. I've used Christmas wrapping for Christmas bulletin boards before.
    Your polka dot things are adorable!!

    Jodi
    Fun In First

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  21. Oh! I love all of your classroom designs. I am doing a similar look but in black, white, and red. I would love to see what you come up with in these colors.

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  22. I love your Whole Body Listening posters! Have you thought about doing one of a kid sitting "criss-cross applesauce'?

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  23. I have purchased all of your polka dot themed classroom items and the jobs. I see that you are adding to them and I have a request. Can you make one that is lunch basket carrier please? I have been inspired by your blog and just started my first one too!

    firstgradefabulousness.blogspot.com

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  24. Sooooo excited about this!!!! LOVE!!!!!!

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  25. Thank you for donating your Polka Dot classroom Labels Pack to my giveaway! It is now up and running!
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

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  26. Excited about the primary polka dots! That's my kindergarten classroom style:)

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  27. When do you think your primary polka dots will be available? I am anxious to get under way for next school year! So excited for the primary colors! Love all your stuff!

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  28. i just love the idea of using table cloth for backround on a bulletin board thanks again for the idea.
    faye's busy bees
    asfaye1@gmail.com

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    1. Gosh...what a goof I am. I accidentally hit the delete button on my comment!!! I'll rewrite what I said. I love, love, love all your brightly colored polka dot stuff. I have a frog theme using those bright colors and I think your polka dot stuff will go perfectly!!! I have always used material as BB covers but never thought to use a table cloth! Doing that for sure. Your blog is great and I am a new follower!

      rene'
      A Passion For Primary

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  30. Would love to know if you have a time schedule for when the primary colored polka dot sets will be ready for purchase?

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  31. Thank you for making a Primary Colored Polka Dot pack. I want to do a polka dot theme next year, but with primary colors. I have searched on TPT and haven't been able to find the right colors. You are the first! I'm so excited that I'll be able to start planning my theme now. Thank you so much!!

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  32. I would love to know where you got your border that matches your set! Thanks!

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  33. Love the theme! Is there any way you could make table color cards instead of table number cards? I would love to use it for my room.

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  34. What are the dimensions of your word wall words in the polka dot packet.

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  35. Hi Erica!
    Love your packet! Can you send me the link of the calendar you bought from Frog St. to go with your polka dot theme?

    Thank you!
    Megan

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    1. I would just search for the lime green one on the site. I also found a cute black and white one from creative teaching press.

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  36. I just tried to find your words for the word wall and TPT puts an error message. Would you check into this for me? I would really like to buy and download soon! Thank you! Love this pack!!!

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    1. Here is the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polka-Dot-Word-Wall-Words-Editable

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  37. Two thumbs up for using those organisers and storage boxes! And oh, creative bulletin boards you have there too!

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