I’m not going to let my “summer brain” stop me from being highly-motivated this week! “New Teacher” orientation kicks off tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited! I was in Office Max this morning (having some MORE classroom decor printed and laminated) and I noticed they are currently having a huge sale on printing and laminating (specifically custom posters)! Wooo hooo! I figured I that should take advantage of this and started looking for a few motivational posters that I might like to add to my classroom…. and, of course, posters that tie in seamlessly with my “Travel Themed Classroom”! 🙂
After hours of searching, I found some things that I loved and I thought it might be helpful to share them in one place (aka this blog post):
1. “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.” – Kid President – I loved this because it’s so true and applies to children, adolescents, teenagers and adults alike! I know that fuzzy feeling I get when someone goes out of their way to make me feel special and/or important and it’s important that we all make an effort to pass that feeling on! I think this will be a good reminder for my students! This was just a Pinterest Pin that I found but I think I’ll create my own poster that sports this quote in PowerPoint (Yes, I am a PowerPoint junkie)!
2. “In this classroom we DON’T do EASY. We make EASY happen through HARD WORK and LEARNING!” This is another motivational poster I found on Pinterest. I love this because sometimes I even find MYSELF looking for the EASY way to do something! This year I want to instill a STRONG work ethic in all of my students so that each of them feels the best that they can when they see themselves succeeding!
3. Motivational Posters Bundle: I found this bundle of motivational posters on Teachers Pay Teachers! I don’t know if I will necessarily purchase it for my room (doesn’t really jive with my theme) but I wanted to share it with others! With a price tag of only $1, this is STEAL and a time-saver! Download, print, laminate (optional) and POST! It’s all done for you!
4. Motivational Bunting – Something New: Some of you might have read or discovered that I’ve been on a “bunting” kick this summer and I just can’t stop! I am going to have so many buntings designed and created by the time school starts that I am not going to have a clue as what to do with them! You can check out the first bunting I created this summer here: Reading Takes You Places Bunting. Again, since this is “Motivation Tuesday”, I decided to create a new type of bunting: Classroom Buntings that Motivate! You can check this out here: Motivational “INSPIRE” Vintage Bunting. Again, this is a digital file that you can simply download, print, cut/laminate, attach to a ribbon/string and immediately hang in your classroom! It doesn’t get much easier than that! Here are a few more pics of my latest creation 🙂 I think it’s going to fit just perfect in my new classroom!