Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Posters, Posters Everywhere!

I don't know about your students, but from time to time I catch some of mine daydreaming and staring off into space.  I always do my best to refocus them immediately.  However, I'm sure a minute or two may go by before I grab their attention again.  Because of this I am a big believer in hanging LOTS of instructional posters and signs.  This way, when they are staring off into space, they hopefully will notice a colorful sign and read it (and ideally remember it!).  I may go a bit overboard with my posters, but I think it's worth it.  Here's the biggest wall I have:


I also have lots of toppers over my whiteboards.  Here's the right board:


And here's the left one:


I'm not quite finished, but it's definitely getting there!  In the past, I used Fun Tac to hang all my posters.  It was really frustrating though because most of them would start to fall by October.  This year, I got Velcro coins.  So far, so good.  Hopefully they will stay up all year and next year I'll just have to stick them to the Velcro that will already be on the wall.  It will be such a time saver!

6 comments:

  1. Love all the color. I had tons of posters all around my room in elementary but don't have as many in Middle School until this year. I use a lot of the same ones that you have though as well as motivational ones or printables that I find online. Love them!

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    1. Thanks. I like all the color too, as do my kids.

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  2. What are the color pockets along the left side of your white board? Where did you get them and what do you use them for? I love the colors!

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    1. Those are my absent folders. They are color-coded by class. Any student who misses class checks their class' folder when they come back to school for any missed assignments or handouts. The folders are called Pendaflex Desk Free Hanging Organizer with Case - Black. I got it from http://www.schoolspecialty.com

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  3. Hi, I am just wondering where your whiteboard toppers are from? I love them and would love to put them up in my secondary classroom!

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    1. I've collected those toppers through the years. Most are from http://www.boslands.com

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