1-2-3 Come Decorate And Hang Up Some Posters With Me!
Has anyone else out there lost an entire morning on Pinterest? I swear their new pop up windows with suggestions of other boards is rather addicting. I kept saying: "You are only going to PIN and putz around here for an hour!" Well it's 3 hours later, and the "just one more peek" has certainly gotten me away from my "to do" list, that I now have no desire to do.
The good news is that I stumbled upon some wonderful quote boards. I LOVE a quote that makes you laugh, nod in agreement, or come away with a wonderful bit of advice to reflect upon.
I chose a few favorites and turned them into posters, suitable for the classroom. Hang 1 in your closet that will make you smile, when you go in there to sniffle, to remind you of why you became a teacher, as we've all had one of those days. Print off some extra's and tuck them in the mailboxes of your teacher friends, as a sweet surprise on the 1st day of school.
The "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day!" poster is a great one for all of the above. My Girl, by the Temptations, is a personal favorite. I thought I'd give the poster a unique twist by adding: "I teach!" after the lyrics. I believe that all great teachers truly LOVE kids. Children have a way of stealing your heart and leaving footprints there. Their empathy, sense of adventure, and wide-eyed wonder, can't help but bring sunshine to your life. Their boundless energy, and enthusiasm can be contageous if let it.
Click on the above link to view/download this "hope it makes you smile" poster.
I also like to use posters as little life-lessons; pearls of wisdom that can become writing prompts. The poster "Remember you don't need a certain number of friends..." is a great springboard. Do you agree with the poster? Why or why not? How is this good advice? The "Put yourself in their place" poster, is a nice "make you think" poster. What does this quote mean? Would putting yourself in another's place help you understand them better?
Click on the above links to view/download these posters. If you missed the latest new ones I posted, click on this link to zip to the Anchor Charts & Posters section. I have over 100! I hope you find just the right one to add some sunshine to your day.
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1-2-3 Come Make Some Back To School Things With Me
As I stated before, I know we all just got out of school, and the summer has barely begun, but somehow, June as usual, has simply flown by. For a lack of anything better to write about throughout the summer, I decided to design some more back to school items.
Hopefully when you've recovered from the past year, and are starting to get excited about school stuff, you'll find this blog article featuring a few goodies to make for your new students.
If you're looking for something easy and inexpensive and an alternative to candy, I think you'll enjoy the Pencil Packet.
Since large office supply stores and retailers will be decorated to the hilt in the middle of July, with back to school stuff; offering wonderful loss leaders, you can usually find a pack of 20 to 40 pencils for only a dollar.
Choose either a pencil tag in color or the black and white tag and run off on yellow construction paper. Punch a hole in the top and tie to a pencil and you're done!
If you want a bit more, inlclude a few goofy erasers that you can buy packages of at The Dollar Store, or attach to a notebook that Target and others sell for just 15 cents at this time.
You can also print off the cute bookmarks and place both on your students' desks for a special "Welcome to school" surprise.
To keep the theme going, print the large pencil on card stock and hang on your doorknob. I've included two on a page so you can hang them on the front and back of your door, or put one up above your pencil sharpener.
For a sweet back to school bulletin board, print off the pencil template, make an extra copy of your students' 1st day of school photos; trim and glue to the center of the pencil and write their name on the top.
Scatter them on your b. board with a school-themed boarder. Using a piece of cloth or burlap as your background, adds a nice touch. Your caption: Mr(s). _______________'s sharp new bunch of students.
Finally, there are 2 student roster posters. You can fill in your students' names, or pass the other one around, for everyone to sign.
Click on the link to view/download the Back To School Pencil Packet.
Thanks for visiting today. Here's hoping this coming year is filled with your sharpest students ever!
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"An education is not received, it is achieved." -Unknown