Thursday, November 14, 2013

Poster-Crazy!

A few years ago, we discovered that our awesome Epson printers have a “multi-page” printing function! Oh my…how did we not know this before? Anything small can be printed 50% to 400% bigger, which is a dream for a primary classroom!

We have worked on making many of our fun classroom resources poster-size to make them easier for our students to see and use as learning tools each day…we are “techy” teachers who prefer computer-created products over those made with markers and chart paper.

Here is our latest “Retelling a Story” poster from our “Stunning Story Elements Posters” pack (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stunning-Story-Elements-Posters-character-setting-events-retelling-969436) in our TeachersPayTeachers store. The multi-page function on our desktop printers is convenient, but it is not available to everyone depending on your printer. We like to recreate this effect by enlarging documents to poster-size for some of our store products.

Follow these steps to piece together a large classroom learning poster to make for stellar classroom visuals for your students!

1. Print the pieces.
 
2. Trim either the top or bottom white edge off of each page (make sure it is the same on all page).


3. Trim either the left or right white edge off of each page (again making sure it is the same side from all pages).
 
4. Layout the pieces to see that they match up. Overlap to make the images connect in the right places.




5. Apply tape or a thin layer of glue, to the remaining white edges. (Tip: We like to use the clear Scotch scrapbook glue, but we used Elmer’s glue today.)
6. Overlap the pieces that fit together. You may need to slide them around a tad to get them exactly where you want them to make the entire poster fit together just right. (Tip: Smaller two-page posters are easier, larger eight-page or sixteen-page posters take a bit more patience and perseverance.)

Here are a few photos of other classroom visuals we have created with the same poster-making process!

 
Do you have any smaller classroom resources that you wish you could print poster-size for your students? If so, we hope this is helpful!

2 comments:

  1. I just saw your comment on my blog and I'm your newest follower! I didn't know about this poster function on the printer, I will have to check it out!

    ~Kourtney

    kourtneypayton83@gmail.com

    Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners

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  2. I hope, hope, hope I have this function! I could use this next week for a bubble map. Thanks for the tip!
    Pam

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