Monday, August 8, 2011

VistaPrint and my flip signs

Apparently I have been super slow on jumping on the Vistaprint wagon for teacher goodies.  I use Vistaprint for my crafty related needs but had never branched out. So after finding this VISTAprint facebook page (full of created things by teachers: it screams inspiration central)

I decided to snag some freebies (just paid for shipping)
behavior party invitation. 
Because I teach students who have behavioral and emotional disabilities, we have behavior parties every 2-3 weeks.  I always make invitations for the kids that make it as this is a really BIG deal for us:)
I fell in love with this zebra and pink polka dot design.

behavior boost card
I have 250 of these

I also became inspired from looking through one of my back to school catelogs (Really Good Stuff maybe?) and saw some student flip tents that had things like : I need help, I'm finished.  Instead of raising their hand or yelling your name, they would just use their flip tent responders. So I decided to make my own.

I obviously have a smaller class population of students but this could also be used in a regular ed setting during small group activities. 
Folded up paper into a 3 tier tent then taped together.
 
 One side says I need help.
 Another side: I'm working hard
 Last side: I'm finished

I plan on teaching the students how to use their flip tents while working and self monitor what stage of working they are in.  They will also learn the expectations of properly caring and handling their tents as well as what to do when they are finished. 

I only lack 3 followers before a giveaway. 


3 comments:

  1. Never thought about Vista Print!

    Love your signs! Perfect way to communicate with kids and not disrupt others!

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  2. I liked your idea so much that I created my own version of the flip signs and I posted them on my blog. If you would like a copy please visit me at http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2013/02/manic-monday-freebie.html. I included a link to this post as well!

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