I've had a banner like this in a place of honor in my classroom for years: front and center above the whiteboard. Joy is key to inspired learning and a caring classroom community.
The banner is in Microsoft Publisher format. You must have this program to open the file. Assembly is required (sorry!): but it prints with enough overlap that it's easy to line each piece up with the next. The banner measures 39 inches across and 6 3/4 inches wide with the white boarder cut off (Of course, it might be nice to keep the border and have your students put signatures around it, pledging to do their best to make your classroom a place of joy!).
I hope Graphics from the Pond will include a picture of a boy squeezing a heart in the Scrappy January file she's making. If so, I will revise the banner and add the boy at the other end. If you purchase this product before then, you will get a notice in your purchases that the product has been updated and you simply redownload it for free.
Here's to joyful learning!
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