December 2, 2017

Enlarging Classroom Posters Made Easy

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This is a blog post created out of necessity. I updated my sound chart over the summer and the kindergarten teachers in our school were going to use them. In the past I made black and white posters, taking the 8 1/2 by 11 sheet to Office Max, enlarging it 200% and then coloring in the poster. I made 2 posters per teacher, because we use one as a poster and one cut apart for word wall headers. However, this year I was tasked with making posters for our kindergarten teachers, our special education inclusion teacher, and two in-school interventionists. Times two. I decided I didn't want to color them all myself, so I needed to get creative.

I have made posters in the past by printing using the PDF option and I always hated it. I decided if I made the poster into a puzzle, I could strategically put it together on the lines of the chart. It turned our to be pretty easy.
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Step 1: Print the 8 pages on a color printer.  Trim the edges.

Step 2: Start at a corner of a poster board and work all the way down the side or across the top. (Unfortunately, the poster I used for the sample was white, so it doesn't show up very well. The edges were all trimmed, I swear.)
Ever need a poster, but can't get to Office Max to enlarge it. OR don't want to pay for a color poster? Enlarging Classroom Posters Made Easy.
Step 3: Laminate.
Ever need a poster, but can't get to Office Max to enlarge it. OR don't want to pay for a color poster? Enlarging Classroom Posters Made Easy.
I like the posters. Are the perfect? No. Are they beautiful? I think so.  Oh, here is a poster on colored poster board. I also outlined the vowels in yellow before I laminated it. (They are outlined in yellow because we have to slow down when we see vowels, because they can be tricky.)

This very well may be the shortest blog post ever. Good Luck.

Yikes, just did my first Facebook Live video. They will get better.

If you would like the Poster Version of the Sound Chart Update, click the link.

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Ever need a poster, but can't get to Office Max to enlarge it. OR don't want to pay for a color poster? Enlarging Classroom Posters Made Easy.

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