Do all classroom decorations need to use costly color ink to look great?
The answer is “No!” 🙂
This post has tons of pictures of a beautiful set of the French classroom decor POLKA DOTS that requires little to no color ink use!
French Classroom Decor POLKA DOTS
The first thing you should know is that you can print out this entireFrench classroom decor POLKA DOTS in B&W if you want.
Some parts need to be printed in colored paper to work, but most of it can even be printed on white paper.
Color ink can be pretty expensive, particularly if you’re printing a lot of items.
However, I have included some items in color as well, so you get to choose if you want everything printed in B&W, or parts in color.
As you’ll see in the pictures below, you can also mix and match paper color.
Oh, and I almost forgot! The text can be edited where necessary so you get to use your own favorite expressions or required wording.
Let’s take a look at the goodies included in this French classroom decor set, shall we?
Click on any image to grab the set on TpT! For individual links, scroll down to the bottom of the post.
With primary writing lines or not, in color or B&W – you choose the one that you prefer.
There are posters for each letter of the French alphabet, with two posters for the letters C and G (doux and dur).
Welcome / Letters Bunting
In the décor set, you will find a ready-to-print “Bienvenue!” banner. There are pennants with school buses, in color and B&W, if you’d like to add them at the end of the welcome banner (see picture below).
I’ve also included letters pennants. You’ll be able to create an alphabet line with banner that display the small and capital letters in primary font.
You can also create celebratory/holiday banners all over the year by printing the single letter pennants. I’ve included all the letters of the alphabet (capital, small, accented), punctuation and other symbols. You can also use the letters to name places in your classroom or bulletin boards, e.g. “coin lecture” or a focus wall.
Welcome Poster (Bulletin Board)
You can print the “Bienvenue dans notre classe!” poster and the students name tags (not pictured) to create a “welcome door”.
You can print the name tags and write in students’ names or you can use the editable file to type in their names.
Print the name tags on different colors, cut them up, and attach them to your classroom door, along with the welcome poster.
What a beautiful way to welcome your new French students!
Calendar Sets (Pocket Chart or Velcro)
This French classroom decor POLKA DOTS includes two version of a calendar: one for pocket charts (pictured) and one to be use with velcro or magnetic tape.
There are cards for the four season, in color and B&W.
Desk Name Plates / Tags
Desk name plates will help you in many ways, but the two most important are:
- they’ll help you memorize your students’ names
- they’ll help your students by giving them a clear reference of the alphabet letters, numbers 1-20, and basic directionality (gauche / droite). That should keep kids from asking you over and over again how to write numbers, or where left is.
These French desk name plates come in color and B&W. I’ve included editable files so you can type in students’ names.
There are 12 circular table number cards (or “group”) AND an editable file so you can use the blank circular cards to create center signs or labels for your French classroom.
There are two cards per page, but you can print 2 pages per sheet (a printing option in most printers) to create the smaller cards you can see in the picture.
If you’ll be hanging the cards from the ceiling, be sure to print at least 2 cards for each table so that you can glue cards back to back with a piece of thread in between them.
Numbers / Colors / 2D Shapes Posters
Differently from most number posters around, this set includes numbers 0-31 because that will allow you to use the cards during your calendar routine!
There are cards with and without clocks. You can also choose between the ready-to-print cards and the editable (text) ones.
The good thing about the editable cards is that you can type in the subject names you use in your classroom. So, for instance, if you use “lire seul” instead of “lecture à soi”, all you need to to is use the editable file!
AND there are completely blank cards for you to add clipart for subjects/events that are not included.
There are 16 French classroom supply labels, like the ones pictured below. They come in color and B&W, four labels per page.
If you’d like to use your own vocabulary (maybe you prefer “les post-its” to “les papillons adhésifs?) or you’d like to include more supplies, there’s an editable file for you in the set!
Word Wall Headers / Cards
If you’ve ever caught yourself writing the same words again and again on the board because students don’t remember how to spell (or don’t remember the word at all!), or if you’d like kids to use the words you have already taught them, you NEED to start using a word wall!
Plan out the words you know you’ll be teaching this year and add them to the word wall as you introduce them.
When students ask you how to write or “What was that word you taught us last class?”, you can just teach them to look for it on the word wall.
The decor set includes more than 200 ready to print word cards and an editable file so you can type in the vocabulary that is specific to your classroom needs.
This French classroom decor POLKA DOTS includes many other items not pictured in this post, such as birthday posters, days in school chart, behavior chart, name tags, and more!
Click on any of the pictures to grab this French classroom decor POLKA DOTS on TpT!
Or use the links below:
- Best-value full set: French classroom decor POLKA DOTS
- Alphabet posters | letters bunting | BIENVENUE poster and banner
- Calendar set | birthdays | days in school chart | weather
- Desk name plates | name tags | table numbers
- Colors | numbers 0-31 | 2D shapes posters
- Schedule cards
- Classroom supply labels
- Word wall cards and headers
- Behavior chart
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