R-E-A-D Sign - Monday Made It

I've been making quite a bit of progress in my classroom this past week.

I organized some books:

Put up my new Tropical WBT rules signs {snag them for free on my WBT Blog!}

Painted my cabinets white (that's the only color that was in the janitor's shed, and I just really couldn't justify spending money on more paint!)

Worked on my student folders {see the freebie on Owl-Ways Be Inspired}

Prepped My Name Is class book to do the first week:

And made my READ display:

Materials needed:
  • Cardboard, foam, or wooden letters that spell out "read"
  • Scrapbook paper in the colors you want
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Squeegee
  • Sandpaper
I started out with scrapbook paper that matched my fun, tropical color scheme.

I traced my letters.  Notice this is an upside down V - I couldn't find an A at the store and thought this would work.

Here are my letters and paper cut out, ready to go.

I brushed some Mod Podge on the letter.

I placed the paper on the letter, and squeegeed out any air bubbles.

I waited for it to dry, then I used leftover sandpaper to rough up the edges of the paper and make them align with the letter perfectly.

I then brushed Mod Podge over the top of the scrapbook paper, and a little on the edges to seal it all in.

I used 3M removable tape stuff to attach the letters to the cinder block wall in my classroom.  I love it!

I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolic's Monday Made-It!

Make sure to stop by tomorrow, I'm joining in with some of my favorite Hawaiian bloggers for a fun blog hop!


  1. Your READ sign is so cute! I've been waiting for Hobby Lobby to put those letters on sale so I could make my own. Maybe next week... :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. Wow! You have made some great progress. I am organizing my books, too and I'm pretty sure my teammates think I'm never going to finish - ha! Let's just say it's a loong process.:) The READ letters are adorable!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  3. Wowza! So much done:) I am praying I can get into my classroom today:) Thanks for linking up:) Love your READ signs:) I have to remake mine because I changed my colors...lol:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. Love, love the READ signs!! They are adorable! You've made a ton of progress!

    Teaching with Grace

  5. Great minds think alike...this is exactly what I made this week also! Yours look fabulous!

    For the Love of First Grade

  6. Your library looks nice and organized!!! Love the read sign! I just bought my letters and paper last night! Can't wait to make them :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  7. When do you start? Your READ letters look pretty- I bought some really small ones but haven't decided where to put them. I love that you were allowed to paint your cabinets!

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  8. I made some READ letters, too! I need to sand the edges... good thinking! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  9. Your library looks great! I love the READ letters too. I have some from last year that I think I am going to re-do to match this year's theme a little better.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  10. Your READ looks so cute on the wall. I scrapbook papered ROCK, but I think I'm going to paint my READ paper mache letters.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  11. I love the colors on your READ sign.

    Your classroom rules signs look super cute!