End of Year One Word Gift

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WOW! Is all I can say. Thank you to everyone who has viewed and liked this post. It is by far my MOST POPULAR post ever. I have had quite a few questions about my end of the year gifts and have created a little FAQ to try and help people out. Check it out here.

For the end of the school year gift to my students I created these Tagul inspired pictures for them. Have you used Tagul before? If not, check it out.
I had each student in my class say one nice thing about each student in our classroom. After I collected all the responses I put them all in Tagul and chose to design stars for the boys and hearts for the girls. I made their name the largest and then also the grade and school larger than the rest of the words so they stood out.

The kids loved them and I had a parent tell me at the beginning of this year that her son still has his hanging on his bedroom wall!!! Melts my heart!

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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jess
    Jun 22, 2015 @ 20:13:27

    Great idea! How did you get the background color behind the shape to stay white but color the rest of the perimeter in?

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    • Mrs. R
      Jun 26, 2015 @ 20:26:39

      After I create the image and press the visualize button I right-click save image as… Then I put it into a word document and print it like that. I cut out the Wordle and mount it on a piece of scrapbook paper. Does that make sense?

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  2. gayle nelson
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 21:08:14

    i love this, i am going to do this for our Primary 7 prom i am organising in UK. just out of curiosity what have you put on the bottom corner of each one?

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    • Mrs. R
      Jan 30, 2016 @ 08:52:56

      I just put the title One Word from the kids in Room 208 on a sticker and put it in the bottom corner.

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  3. STEFFANIE MARTIN
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 17:50:31

    Where did you get the frames and matting?

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    • Mrs. R
      Apr 22, 2016 @ 20:21:52

      I get the frames from The Dollar Tree and the matting is just cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I get the document frames so that a standard size piece of cardstock fits in the frame.

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  4. Shannon Meister
    Apr 28, 2016 @ 14:57:43

    OK, so this Tagul website is not the most user friendly for a first timer! 🙂 How do you get the words in different colors?! I’m exhausted!

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    • Mrs. R
      Apr 28, 2016 @ 15:31:01

      It is time consuming! I’m sure there is probably a simpler website. If I remember correctly under the color tab if you press it a color wheel will come up and and choose your color. I usually just go in a row and have the same color for the first 4 words, a new color for the next four words and so on until I get them all on there. I put the kids name in one color (usually their favorite color), school and grade in another color. Hope this makes sense.

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  5. Patricia
    May 07, 2016 @ 20:04:59

    That is such an AWESOME idea!!! I LOVE it!!! Could you tell me what website you go to? Is it free, or how much does it cost to use? Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. allthingskingsleyyenny
    May 08, 2016 @ 17:57:40

    great idea

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  7. taina
    May 15, 2016 @ 01:26:26

    Is that an app? How can I create such a wonderful thing?

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    • Mrs. R
      May 15, 2016 @ 04:29:34

      I do not use an app. I just use the free website. Go to http://www.tagul.com. It might take a little bit to get things like you want and it is time consuming. There is probably an easier way to create them than this but it’s what I used and will use again this year!

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  8. Mrs. O
    May 16, 2016 @ 18:36:41

    How did you get the picture to be printed as large. It is only showing me a half page star when I print:!

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    • Mrs. R
      May 16, 2016 @ 18:38:34

      I’m trying to remember the button I hit. I copied it into a word program and enlarged it there. I can check when I get home and by the computer

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  9. nybackfamily
    May 31, 2016 @ 06:55:09

    This is fantastic! I am going to build these for my Grade 5 students. Thank you for the idea!

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  10. Kim Berman
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 08:54:24

    I tried it, and I love it, but I need to find a way to speed up the printing. Each word cloud took between 4 and 12 minutes to print! Is that what happened for you, too?

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    • Mrs. R
      Jun 30, 2016 @ 14:40:14

      After I created them I copied the images and put them all into a word document. I just printed normally from there and it did not take a long time.

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  11. Sharon
    Nov 27, 2016 @ 13:44:49

    What does the writing on the lower right hand corner say? Thanks.

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    • Mrs. R
      Nov 27, 2016 @ 21:16:23

      I just put the title One Word from the kids in Room 208 on a sticker and put it in the bottom corner.

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  12. Shannon P McCray
    Apr 20, 2017 @ 11:32:31

    These are great!! Can you tell me how you were able to line up the name a grade? I can’t figure it out to save my life. I can get the name straight, but not the grade.

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    • Mrs. R
      Apr 30, 2017 @ 21:35:54

      Honestly, I don’t have a special way to do it. The only thing I can think of is that I change the size of each thing. I haven’t done them yet this year (we don’t get out until the beginning of June) but I’m pretty sure I set the name at 4, school and grade at 3, teachers names at 2 and the rest at 1. I’m not sure that helps you at all though.

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  14. Jennifer
    May 20, 2017 @ 10:03:04

    I love this idea! I’m going to try it for my kiddos. How did you select on the websit just a heart and star I tried to do a heart but it’s like a double heart instead of just one.

    Thanks so much!

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    • Mrs. R
      May 20, 2017 @ 15:49:50

      I’m pretty sure it was an option on the shapes tab. I’m not by my computer right now but plan on working on mine tonight. I will get back to you.

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    • Mrs. R
      May 21, 2017 @ 14:49:47

      The hearts that I normally use are the ones that are offered on the top row when you select shapes. One is the red heart and the blue one right next to it. I just tried it and it worked for me.

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  15. Barbara Peeler
    May 21, 2017 @ 21:13:25

    How do you get the shape to be white? I have tried everything!!

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    • Mrs. R
      May 21, 2017 @ 21:25:44

      I just saved it as a png image sq to my documents and then opened it up in word. Make sure on the colors and animation tab the background color is set to white. Hope this helps!

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      • Laura
        May 26, 2017 @ 11:25:05

        I can’t get mine to save into a word doc! I have no idea what I’m doing wrong!

      • Mrs. R
        May 26, 2017 @ 11:26:57

        Try saving it as an image and then insert picture into the word document

      • Maria
        May 29, 2017 @ 23:30:00

        I got mine to save to a word document but it was very blurry so I just went ahead and purchased the 5HQ image pack for $10. It was worth it for me since I didn’t need very many. Thank you for sharing this great idea!

  16. Heather Vander Schaaf
    May 22, 2017 @ 21:08:03

    What font and size do you use?

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    • Mrs. R
      May 22, 2017 @ 21:42:00

      For the font I usually let it surprise me. I will change it if it turns out to be a cursive font. For size I put the student name in 4, the school and grade in a size 3, the teacher(s) in a size 2 and all the adjectives in a size 1.

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