When I talked my daughter into decorating her 2nd grade classroom with a Domestic Cat theme, I didn't realize how little there is out there in "teacher-land" to buy, so I just started making decorations. I did several black cat silhouettes. I drew this cat, on his back paws, for the window. I liked him, so I drew a pattern before I taped him to the window.
Here he is, looking out at the playground above the yellow ruffled cafe curtain. (from Amazon) He's no longer alone in that window- this cat is raising his hand, or at least that's what the students say...
Here are the two cat silhouettes in the other window. The students love them. They have a bigger purpose than decoration - they help to block what's going on out on the playground without blocking all of the natural light. (The short curtain blocks most of what the students would actually be able to see out the window)
These black cat silhouettes don't have to just be in the windows though. There was a perfect space above the doorway for this little beauty! ( and do you see a little one on the sign on the left?)
This grey cat is made with grey poster board and a black Sharpie. She is part of the classroom rules section.
The calico cats here brighten things up above the corners of the whiteboard at the front of the room. I drew one pattern, then flipped it to make another. This gave me mirror images. I drew in cat features and used yellow, brown, and rusty orange for the calico spots.
I drew in some wise and calm features for this fat cat on a light grey poster board. He is the guardian of the weekly learning objectives for each subject.
My daughter found these cute cats to print out for student cubbies and center designations, so I made this poster for just outside her door. Ms Sasser's cool cats love it.
She also has placed some cute items around the shelves from her Cat Lady box items. The kids love the big beach towel with a cat photo on it that reigns behind her desk. I'll get a photo when I'm out there next.
Here is the other cat silhouette from the window - the kids said it looks like he is raising his hand in class to answer a question!
If you would like to purchase these cat patterns for $25 through PayPal, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can easily tweak them to match your ideas for your unique classroom.