Friday, June 22, 2012

North is Up? Chevron Directional Signs to the Rescue!

How many times do you ask your class which was is North and a little kiddo points to the ceiling?

No, North is not up to the sky :)
One piece of classroom decor that is always around are the directional signs: North, South, East & West. I place these on each of the corresponding walls and use them throughout the year.

Included in the packet are the cardinal and ordinal directions:

The other great uses for directional signs?
  • Back to School Room Scavenger Hunt- Where is the attendance sheet? On the West wall!
  • Voting- If you agree, go to the South wall. If you disagree, go to the North wall
  • Multiple Choice- each wall is an answer- GREAT way to check for understanding and get kids moving
  • Splitting up into groups or meeting areas
  • and more!
These match all of my chevron products, including the oh-so-cute Welcome Flag Banner with the lovely chevron background in red, blue, green, teal, orange, gray and purple. Plus, there is a blank background if you would rather print on colored cardstock.


Would you like these directional signs? They are listed now in my TpT Store :) Want them for free? Comment below with your email address and the first two people will get them delivered straight to their inbox!

Last Chance! Have you voted for the 2012 Really Good Education Blog Awards? 3rd Grade Thoughts is nominated in the Elementary (1-3) Category! Today is the last day to vote :)

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

15 comments:

  1. Am I actually first? Or at least in the first two, that's so awesome (fingers crossed). I would love your directional signs! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits
    Nickie1024@gmail.com

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    1. I am crossing my fingers too! I would just them them in my class! What a great idea to use them as team meeting places as well.

      Laura
      TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students
      teachinspireprepare@comcast.net

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    2. Thanks, ladies- check your inboxes! I hope you enjoy them :)

      ~Stephanie

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  2. Well I'm not the first two to comment but I so love these. My kiddos have trouble with These and this will be an added addition to the classroom. Thanks for sharing different ways they can be used.

    Tiffany
    tperry0808@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, for your kind comment, Tiffany! I appreciate it :)

      ~Stephanie

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  3. What a great idea! And they look great too!

    Sara :)
    Livs14@gmail.com
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  4. Very Cute! Much better than what is in my classroom! Thanks for making such neat stuff. mhorn@adrianschool.com

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  5. Yay! Thanks for letting me know about the code at checkout on DC. I just updated my post and included and link back to your cute blog. You have some cute stuff going on over here! I'm pinning you now. BTW, I love your permission to pin button. Did you create that?

    ~Cheryl

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    1. I'm so glad it helped and THANK YOU for your sweet comment :) :)

      I found the Pin Me button here: http://www.coloradoweddingphotographer.co/pin-me-one-photographers-take-on-the-pinterest-legal-situation/. It's a fun twist on the original, isn't it :)

      Thanks again and best of luck on your DC project!

      ~Stephanie

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  6. I like your signs! I used them for inside recess as well. We call it N,E,S,W. 1 student would be "It". S/he would sit at his/her desk with eyes closed. The others would quietly and quickly find a wall. The student who was "It" would call out a direction. Anyone along that wall would sit down. The winner was the last one standing. When we were down to 4 students they would have to go to seperate directions.
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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    1. That's an awesome idea, Amy! Thanks for sharing :)

      ~Stephanie

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  7. Love these!! Putting them on my wish list.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  8. These are something that I don't have for my classroom yet that I would love! I'm adding them to my evergrowing wish list too!

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  9. Haha...that is soooo true about north! :) Just found your blog and am your newest follower!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie