If you're not familiar with ClassroomFaces.com, you need to be informed! It is a wonderful website (run by the same team at TeacherShirts.com) that transforms children's drawings into a composite art collage on each t-shirt. Templates are provided on the website. For my kindergarten students, I used a set with pre-formatted ovals. My students just added eyes, a nose, a mouth and hair! I mailed the collection of drawings off to ClassroomFaces and eagerly waited for the fax of the t-shirt proof. Once it arrived, I signed off on the design so the shirts could be produced and shipped.
When our custom shirts arrived last week, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I had so much fun pouring over every single drawing of the kindergarten students. I personally sat with each student while they created the drawings with a marker, but there was something so much more special about seeing the doodles printed on a t-shirt!
I never told my students or the parents about our special t-shirt design and I was careful not to spoil the surprise before they arrived home. Just like wrapping a gift, I lovingly rolled each t-shirt up and rubber banded the children's order forms along with a note encouraging families to treat their very special shirts with care. My students were not allowed to unravel the blue bundles at school... I wanted the families to feel like it was Christmas too!
Today was finally the big day! We debuted our new kindergarten t-shirts from ClassroomFaces.com and received SO many compliments. The other teachers at my school praised our awesome shirts every time we passed them in the hallway. My students felt like celebrities!
I swear I have the cutest little group of kindergarten students ever this year and I wish I could show you their sweet faces. Fortunately, this picture provides a little glimpse into their adorability. They make my heart so happy!
If you want to order a set of Classroom Faces t-shirts for your own class, I have great news! Kinder-Craze followers can order a set of classroom t-shirts with black ink at a price of $10 per shirt. (The regular price is $13.) Just make sure you use discount code KINDER-CRAZE when you place your order. This code is valid for all orders postmarked by November 30, 2013 and is not combinable with the multi-class discount.
I really loved strutting around in my new t-shirt today!
Want to know more about my color word study and our various color day?
You can read all about it and pick up a fun freebie here.
I hope your week is off to a great start!