If you're a teacher and would cherish one of these, simply show the idea to a fellow teacher. If they like it too, you can swap students for 15-20 minutes. You make one for her, with her students, and she makes one for you, with your kiddos.
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.
Thanks for visiting. Feel free to PIN anything you think others might find useful. My "Pin it" button is at the top. If you'd like to see all the wonderful educational things I PIN, simply click on the "Follow me" heart to the right. Be sure and set a timer so your morning doesn't fly by!
"So many PINS, so little time!" and "Thank you Pinterest for helping me feel so creative, even though I've just been sitting at my computer for hours!"