Are you looking for inspirational ways to decorate your classroom? I have so many ideas for you about using beautiful and informative posters!
Before we talk about ways to use quotes posters I have to confess. As with most of my posts, there is a back story. Always.
The first set of posters I made for my STEM classroom happened because I needed the set and could not find anything I liked. I was looking for a Scientific Method poster set and all I found were one-page posters listing everything. I wanted a poster with one step on each page.
So, I made my own. Next, I needed a set for the Engineering Design Process. And, of course, I had to make my own set for that, too! And then I needed Teamwork posters so I made those. And on and on…
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With every set I create I try to think of ways to use the posters in my classroom! I also think of ways a regular classroom teacher could make use of these sets. I am including some tips with each of the featured sets! Enjoy!
Because I love reading so much, I found quotes to celebrate all things reading!
(Just an FYI: This should not be a surprise to y’all! I love to read. In fact, I have a Book Review blog post on the last day every month.)
TIP: Set up a bulletin board display with 3-4 of these posters and change it every two to three weeks. Display some of your favorite books with the board and invite students to try the books.
After designing the gorgeous watercolor set I decided to make a whimsical version. The same quotes are used on these posters with cute students as the decor.
TIP: Print the set in a miniature size. Set your printer to print 2 or 4 to a page. Award students one of the posters when they meet a reading goal.
3-Words Quotes Posters
I love making quote displays on bulletin boards using posters like these!
To create this set I looked for quotes that would be inspirational.
Then I went one step further. What if the quote only uses three words?
TIP: Display one quote each week. Have students write in their Writer’s notebook or journal and describe what the quote means to them.
After creating the 3-word posters I had so many quotes I wanted to add, but I decided to try something a little different. I added the word ‘always’ to the beginning of each quote.
TIP: Display one of these posters each week and talk about it during your morning meeting. When I had a regular classroom we had a meeting every morning and I used that time for a mini-lesson or a motivational discussion. These posters would be great!
Figurative Language Posters
A little-known fact about me: I love, love teaching writing. I had so many mini-lessons and activities for teaching writing and using a writer’s notebook. So, these posters were such fun to make. I love the way they turned out.
I made a watercolor set and then a cute kid set.
TIP: I would display these all together on a bulletin board and have them used as a reference for students as they are writing.
TIP: Another idea is to have students recreate the posters in their Writer’s Notebook. Display one and tell students to draw their own design for it!
The original purpose of this set was for displays in my STEM Lab. I have bulletin boards that encourage teamwork and the positive quotes are perfect for that!
TIP: Talk about one poster each day as students arrive in your STEM classroom or use during your morning meeting in a regular classroom.
TIP: This set is bright and cheerful and would make great hallway displays for your school, too.
TIP: Have you ever set the printer settings to enlarge a poster. I tried this with the positive quotes. I printed posters so I would have to tape together four pages. This made the posters really large! I have a blog post about how to do this. It’s linked at the end!
Here is a perfect set to place on a bulletin board to encourage students that just need a boost.
TIP: This set also has 18 posters and they are full-size and full-color with gorgeous photos and watercolor images. I made a smaller square set with 6 to a page.
Here is the idea- print those pages and cut out the little squares. You can give those little squares to students that need them or even share one with a colleague. These print in beautiful colors and I love that several of them have photos that I took myself. See if you can spot a sunset in Hawaii!
This fabulous set is perfect for your STEM Lab or maker space. The quotes are all about encouraging teamwork.
TIP: Use posters on your bulletin boards. Here is the good news! This set has a bulletin board idea and letters for it are included!
I know you have found so many new ways to use quotes posters. You can see more details by clicking on any of the images!
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- Bulletin Board Bonanza
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- Engineering Design Posters