Inspired by others I've "gone to town" with the town theme idea. I teach at a Catholic school so I've incorporated (which I always had) a prayer center (church) into my town. Here is what else I did after looking at Mr. Curry's pictures and wanted signs!
First I named my classroom LASER Town. LASER is an acronym for our school wide learning expectations. LASER Town consists of the Life-Long Learner Library; Active Catholic Prayer Center; Self-Aware Wellness Center (hand-washing, first-aid, healthy eating poster); Effective Communication Center (writing, post-office); and Responsible Citizen Town Hall (meeting carpet, classroom management posters including Stop-Think-Plan for which I have corresponding signs and also Fire Station job chart).
I was able to find many pre-made signs at Carson Delossa and Trend http://www.trendenterprises.com/prod...rchresults.cfm
. Trend also has the fire station job chart. CD had a cute sign post job chart that I used to list the above centers and the town name at the top. For a welcome sign, I made a poster that listed the town name, my name as mayor, the population of our classroom, and mailing address so that it is a handy reference for our post office activities. I also put near the sign post, a map of our city, state, US map, and a globe so that we can get a sense of and learn about our place in the world. We do Flat Stanley so it is important to know about places.
I also found a couple of small wooden signs in a small shop while I was on vacation in San Diego. They said Awesome Avenue; Super Kid Street and a few others which I can't find right now! In addition my math center includes all of the manipulative supplies and money so that will be the supply store and bank.
Have fun going to town!