Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Class T-Shirts

One of the yearly traditions at my school is creating class t-shirts! Each grade level has their own color. As as a school {K-5}, we work together to decide which colors we are going to choose {kinder: yellow, first grade: red, second grade: green, and so on...}. 

Then, each teacher has 
their own class t-shirt. T-shirts are made with students’ own artwork.  Each student creates a self-portrait, along with their classmates’. One lucky student can even draw the teacher!!  
These t-shirts are memorable keepsakes for years to come. Here's my collection so far. Most importantly, our class T-shirts are worn on spirit day, and on all field trips to easily recognize our students and their respective class. 
The company that creates these adorable self-portrait t-shirts is called Whitney Daniels Designs. They are based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click on the image below for my teacher directions, teacher order form, a sample parent letter, and parent order form. Clipart by ThistleGirl Designs.

26 comments:

Mrs. Reimann said...

Thank you for sharing this. The last time I did something like this was for my Kinders, now I have a resource to do it with my second graders.

Mrs. Lochridge said...

It is a lot of fun! The students feel lots of pride in a shirt that they created!! Enjoy!


✩Alicia

Mrs Perea's Class said...

I love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

PreKMom said...

Thanks for sharing. I think this would be a really cute idea for my Pre-K's. Cute!

Heather said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing.

http://mrsrobinsonsclassroomblog.blogspot.com/

Bigbird (Robin) said...

What a great idea! To top it off the prices aren't too bad. Our school has uniforms so I would have to consider whether we could do this. Thanks so much for this idea! I love it!!
Robin (Bigbird)

Fran Kramer said...

I think this is so adorable and clever. This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing such cute project. It really builds community in a classroom.
Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I just saw these at the national I Teach K conference in Vegas! They are a must have! Can't wait to do them this year!

Empowering Kinders and Other Kids Too
Empowering Little Learners!

Mrs. Lochridge said...

@ Jennifer: That is so cool that you saw them at the conference!! I know that kinder teachers can have their own personal t-shirt with their a.m. class on the front and p.m. class on the back {if applicable}. Thanks for commenting!!

Alicia

Mrs. Lochridge said...

@ Big Bird (Robin): The cost to make the shirts is $7 per student. Our grade level charged $10 per shirt. The proceeds helped buy shirts for those students without family funds. That way no one was left out. :)

Alicia

Laurel said...

Thank you for sharing this! I would love to start this at my school!

http://teachthemlove.blogspot.com

Kinder Fun said...

This is the cutest thing ever!!
❤Michelle

dbednars said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. What a fantastic idea and keepsake. When did you do these (early in the yr, later on?)

Tina said...

This is so cute, and I know the kids will love it! Plus the price isn't bad at all!

http://quenchyourfirst.blogspot.com

bmoyers said...

Oh my gosh! I love this idea! I'm lead teacher this year and I was just working on our t-shirts. We've all had the same design in the past and it's been that same design for several years now. I'm ready for a change. I've been sending them ideas, but this by far has been the cutest idea! Thanks for sharing!

http://hoppingalonginfirstgrade.blogspot.com/

bmoyers said...

I just had to put this on my blog this as my blog this morning! After my last post, I also emailed my principal to see what she thought. :)

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

These are SO cute!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

I saw these the other day! I was out and about with my sisters and a year round school was having a field trip--they had those shirts on! Thanks for posting about this! I totally want those for my class!

Mrs. Magee said...

I LOVE these!! I must have them!!
http://www.firstgradebrain.com

Mrs. Lochridge said...

@dbednars: We start making our shirts after count day. Once count day is done, teachers and students have been situated into their permanent classroom. This is usually mid-September. We try to have our shirts ready before our first field trip. Thanks for commenting.

Alicia

Camille said...

Alicia, I love these t-shirts. Question: Do you have students that move in later in the year? How do you handle that? Do you give them a shirt as a welcome gift from the class or ?????
Camille
An Open Door

Mrs. Lochridge said...

@ Camille: Sometimes we have enough funds where each teacher can have 1-2 extra shirts on hand. Even though the new student is not on the t-shirt, they still enjoy having a class shirt.

First Grade Factory

Teach Love said...

Thank you for the resource. ^_^

Mrs. Mikos said...

We do that too and I love it each year!! :) Its such a great way to remember your kiddos - and the kids love it!

http://time4terrificteaching.blogspot.com

Rachelle said...

We've done these shirts at my school for a long time! Our school is in SLC, Utah so it's so funny that you do shirts from them too!!!!

tford said...

I am following all three of you and keeping my fingers crossed! Love your blogs...so inspiring!

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