Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pinterest Project: Welcome Message and FREEBIE

So my stint in Africa this summer helped me turn my teacher brain off for a while which was so nice! However the second I got back I was back on pinterest pinning like mad, and it was so much fun! So every summer I find just amazing ideas from other teachers, and I get so inspired. Granted there are many, many pins on my boards that I will probably never get around to actually using but I've picked a few of my favorites to actually do this year.

So without further ado here is the picture of what inspired my first pinterest project!
Cute right? I love what a positive message this gives the kids and really anyone who enters your classroom. So I typed up my own version, changing around a little to meet my needs (I'm thinking this original door is on a science classroom). And here's the final product!

And as promised here's a freebie for you to create a door message of your own! I included some extra words so you can customize your message to fit you and your students.  I printed them out, cut them and then backed them with colorful cardstock. Download your copy here!



  1. Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather (

  2. Hi, Jessie. What a wonderfully strange moment it was reading this post. I'm a first grade teacher who just returned from a month in Uganda. Which part of Africa were you in? Thanks for sharing your door affirmation. I'm madly pinning and getting ready for the new year as well. :)

    1. Hi pedalsandpencils! I was in Bukaja- just outside of Jinja. My friend Amy runs a maternity home for teen moms and has six kids! It was definitely a great way to spend the summer. Thanks for the sweet comment! Have a great year =)

  3. THANK YOU for sharing these!! I kept looking at them on Pinterest, but did not have the energy to put them together myself. I love your phrases and your fonts! So fun!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this. Several teachers at my school have this on their doors...I love your cute version. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. I have lots of Thanksgiving *freebies* you can grab. =)

    Heather's Heart