Using Vista Print in the Classroom

There are so many ways to use Vista Print products in the classroom I don’t even know where to start. For those of you that are Vista Print newbies allow me to explain, Vista Print is a website where you can order personalized items for FREE plus the cost of shipping. I used a wide variety of Vista Print products in my classroom, most of which were for enhancing parent communication. Here is a list of some ways you can use Vista Print in your classroom:
  • Personalized Note Pads: From the Desk of Ms. ___ (how cute is that?)
  • Personalized Business Cards: A must for Parent Orientation or Meet the Teacher Nights
  • Personalized Refrigerator Magnets: Another must for giving to parents
  • Personalized Postcards: The possibilities for these are endless! See several different examples below
  • Personalized Post-It Notes
  • Personalized Rubber Stamps: These are great for a myriad of classroom situations, homework, sign & return…
  • Personalized Labels: I use these on the front of our Parent Orientation Packets/Handbook as well as our Parent Coference folders
  • Personalized Mouse Pads
  • Personalized t-shirts: Many teachers make these with their classroom theme to wear themselves and others have made “Star Student” shirts, the possiblities are endless.
  • Personalized Banners & Signs: Put your class motto on one, “Welcome to Mrs. ____’s Class”, or “Welcome to Kindergarten!” and hang at the hallway entrance. Parents would LOVE that!
Below are pictures of only a few of my Vista Print creations, you can see all of them on my Vista Print for Teachers page:
Vista Print ABC Award

Vista Print ABC Award

Vista Print How to Prepare Your Child... brochure front
Vista Print How to Prepare Your Child… brochure front
Vista Print How to Prepare Your Child... brochure inside
Vista Print How to Prepare Your Child… brochure inside
Vista Print Back to School Checklist back side
Vista Print Back to School Checklist back side
Vista Print Back to School Checklist front side
Vista Print Back to School Checklist front side
Vista Print Thank You Postcards
Vista Print Thank You Postcards

Vista Print Parent Conference Postcard front side

Vista Print Parent Conference Postcard front side

Vista Print Parent Conference Postcard back side

Vista Print Parent Conference Postcard back side

Comments

  1. Hi. I’m the (formerly) anon commenter on Chi Town Girl whose comment there sparked that really good discussion. Thought it made sense to move it here since you are already on my favorites list. I plan on having my CDA class read your piece on why not to teach the letter of the week.
    I don’t disagree that kids can learn academic material in preschool. My concern is that in most places it is being done by rote, as a substitute for hands-on experiential learning, and as paper and pencil work. I’m most concerned about the really low income kids who are missing out on all those experiences that builds vocabulary and teaches them about the world. This leaves you with kids like the one I tutored last year who was reading 3rd. grade materials in first grade, but didn’t know the names of some common animals and didn’t understand much of the vocabulary.
    I’d love to continue this conversation. Maybe by email? I’m always looking for ways to convince my adult students that there are really good ways to introduce literacy that don’t include gluing acorns on the letter A unless, of course, you’ve let them gather , plant, and sort the acorns.

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