Poster Love!

I absolutely LOVE our library’s new color poster maker!!!  It has already made my life so much easier.  To begin with, my hand-drawn anchor charts just stunk.  I just don’t have the patience to make posters look cute. 

See what I mean?  Yuck!

I do enjoy making things on my computer, so the poster maker has made a huge difference.  I’m now laminating my anchor charts so that I can reuse them each year.  It’s important to me that students’ ideas end up on the charts.

Here’s one of my new anchor charts that I designed on my computer and enlarged with the poster maker. 

See?  This is much better even though the glare is a bit distracting in this pic (It looks much better in person!). 
I love that I can wipe off this chart and use it again next year.

I recently taught a unit on map skills and my students had trouble using directions to find items on a map (This has always been a problem for my kids!).  Then it hit me – I could use the poster maker to make an interactive poster for us to practice with!

We practiced with cardinal directions 1st and then moved on to the intermediate directions.  The farm pieces were attached with sticky tak.  Each day I would move the cutouts to a different location and we would practice some more. 

This helped my kids TREMENDOUSLY!  With 5 minutes of practice a day for a few days, they GOT it! 

I love the idea of making anchor charts with the poster maker, but the idea of making interactive posters just makes me giddy!  Now my brain has kicked into overdrive trying to come up with some more ideas for interactive posters.  If you have some ideas, please, please share by leaving a comment.

I appreciate Megan at I teach. What’s Your Superpower? for letting me join her linky party to share my new love.
I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

3 comments

  1. Wow! I'm jealous of your poster maker, for sure! What's the font you used on "Nouns"? I love it!!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  2. Those are so cool! I want my school to get a poster maker!!
    Lisen :)
    www.wearesecondgradesmartypants.blogspot.com

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