Making T-Shirts: First Day and Spanish Tips

Hey, ya'll! Today's my first day! As always, I have such nerves and kind of can't wait until the routine has been established. A few weeks ago I made a few T-shirts to wear in my classroom, so I decided to link up with Monday Made It and share them with you.

To make these shirts, I used the following tools:
  1. PowerPoint - I changed the page setup to 16 in. by 16 in. so that it would upload to Vistaprint in a high quality square image.
  2. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs and Sweet Shoppe Designs Fonts
  3. JW Illustrations and Betsy Rainbow Clip Art
  4. Vistaprint - I ordered during their semi-annual sale, so I think I got a pretty good deal. Does anyone else know of a great online website for printing individual T-shirts?
So here are the shirts. This one I am wearing today.
"Hello! I am Sra. Carro and I have the best job in the world. I am your teacher." Awwwww! I put a heart right where we live in South Carolina.

 I teach 4th grade Spanish immersion, so my students need a lot of encouragement and guidance in developing their second language of Spanish. The rest of my shirts were created for that purpose.

"Speak Spanish (please)." I am always looking for strategies to motivate my students to always stay in Spanish mode. Hopefully this shirt will help!

"I know the answer." Students have such a hard time with the first person verb conjugation. If you speak Spanish, you know exactly what I mean.

"I have a mustache." Ok, I really don't exactly, but this is another shirt to help with a commonly incorrectly conjugated verb.

"I'm bilingual. What's your superpower?" Another motivator T-shirt to encourage students to develop their second language.

I think during every Vistaprint sale, I will try to make a few more. There are so many skills we can reinforce just through what we wear - the alphabet, numbers, vocabulary, character, language, etc.  - and hopefully these shirts will be effective this year. I'll keep you posted. :)

Have you done something like this before?

For all of my Spanish teacher friends, be sure to visit my Spanish page, filled with freebies and resources!

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Tabitha Carro

1 comment:

  1. Those are so adorable! You should sell them!

    I've been wondering about making t-shirts as well (for a good deal, as you can imagine). The best recommendation I had was a local shop and they don't do online. I feel like there has to be some great resource for it!

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