Sunday, September 25, 2011

Anchor Charts and Sound Cards and How to Print Poster Size with an HP Printer

My handwriting is not the neatest on the fly. I give props to those teachers who can create beautiful charts with their students and they are ready to hang and be admired by all. But this lefty just cannot do it. So we compose together and then I create (from their ideas) an anchor chart for the classroom. I’ve done four so far to go along with our reading series (Reading Street).
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STA_2953I set my HP printer to poster size (2x2) and out popped a beautiful anchor chart for my students.
How to print  posters using an HP Printer.
I have an HP and here’s how I print posters.
Click Print…then click properties. If you have more than one printer…make sure your HP printer is selected.
After you click properties, click on the advanced tab. This is what my screen looks like.
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After you click on the Advanced tab look for Poster Printing. It’s set to off.
Then click the pull down menu and select paper size. I usually select 2x2…but there are bigger sizes. Then click OK.  After that your poster should print. I’m not sure if other brands have this feature???? Hope this addendum helps.
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I also created sound cards to go along with the phonics skill of the week.
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Short i Anchor Chart
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Last week we completed Cows in the Barn for eight. But first each student created their own layout for eight cows.
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Corn and Tomatoes for Seven
Here are a few pics of our class display for Corn and Tomatoes.
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Number Talks
I’ve added math analogies to my daily number talks. Once the students understood they had so much fun figuring them out. I don’t do anything fancy, I usually write a few analogies on my dry erase chart…I get the biggest kick out of listening in as the students try to figure out the answer before math morning meeting. Here are some  examples.
Here’s one before Math Morning Meeting
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Here’s one after Math Morning Meeting
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Here’s the book I use to get a few  ideas from.
Thinking Kids' Math Analogies
Sorry for the long post, but I had some catching up to do. Enjoy your Sunday!!

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42 comments:

  1. I love all of your charts! What a great idea to print them poster-sized! I have an HP wireless, but I'm not sure I can printer posters...did you do that in Word when you printed or a different way? Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    Kristen :)

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  2. I LOVE your charts! Thanks for sharing them. I too have an awesome HP printer but I can't tell how to do a poster size print either. Any tips?

    Lessons Learned

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  3. These anchor charts are awesome! I love your blog and all your ideas and lessons. Thanks for sharing!
    - Bri

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  4. Thank you for sharing your creative charts. I just LOVE them!

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  5. These charts are so cute! Thank you for sharing! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  6. AWESOME! Thank you!!
    Are you planning on sharing or selling your Reading Street supplementals for the first few units? I loved the ones you posted last spring!!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I am just about to introduce Work on Words with Daily Five and these will be so very helpful!
    Sherry

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  8. Wow! Thank you very much! I would love to have all the short vowels. Your posters are too cute.
    Have a great week.
    Caroline

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  9. Thank you so much for ideas on The Three Little Pigs! I had been searching for some ideas to use with the books and had an idea in my mind, but wasn't sure where to start. Thank you for posting! I love your site, even though I teach kindergarten! Great Ideas!

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  10. Thank you for sharing how to make posters with an HP printer. I need to stock up on ink. It's perfect for anchor charts that I plan to use from year to year.

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  11. The charts are wonderful! I too have an HP and didn't know I could print posters. I guess I'm off to print posters now. By the way, I love your blog, thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations.

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  12. Yay! I love the charts. Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us!

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  13. Thank you! These are great!! I hope you'll include the other vowels, too!

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  14. Thanks a TON for these awesome posters!!! I've been wanting to make something similar and had NO idea where to even begin! Thanks again!!
    Kelly @ allinafirstgradeday.blogspot.com

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  15. Thank you for the tutorial and the charts, they are great! I just gave you the "I Heart Your Blog" award, come check it out!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  16. I am adding your phonics cards to my daily phonics drill posted on the wall that I downloaded from Mrs. Jump's blog. They totally go with them. Please make more! I have always just written them on the board. This is so much more adorable! We do this drill every day and it greatly improves our fluency.
    Catherin from Georgia

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  17. Thanks for the great posters and charts! I can't wait to try to print these! We use Reading Street also and I really appreciate the great materials you share!

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  18. These are wonderful!! Please please Please share if you create them for the other vowels! THANKS for sharing!!! Love your blog!

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  19. Great ideas! You can print poster sizes on Epson printers too! I just looked into it after reading your post! It's pretty easy. 1. Click print. 2. Click properties. 3. Click Page layout. 4. Click Multi-page. 5. Click poster print! Thanks for letting us know about this print feature! I feel like I don't have the best handwriting and/or drawing abilities as well. It would take me all day to make a beautiful chart like some other teachers out there in blogland! :D

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  20. These charts are awesome! I hope you continue to make more for our next stories. Your work is much appreciated!

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  21. Thank you so much! The charts are adorable! Will you be posting the remaining short vowels too? :)

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  22. I love your posters for the vowel sounds. I printed out short a and short i. By chance do you have the other vowels? I would so love an entire set. They are great.
    Thanks also for sharing how to make it poster size. I never would have known I could do that if not for your help.
    Deb
    dbrowers@yahoo.com

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  23. WOOHOOO!! Thank you so much! I love these and can't wait for the rest! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. I love your charts! Thanks so much!
    Kathy

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  25. Thank you so much for all that you post! I am a first year, first grade teacher and REALLY appreciate it!!!

    Rachel
    http://soiwasthinkingrla.blogspot.com

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  26. You inspire me to want to be a better teacher! Thank you for sharing. I have a HP and I never knew I could do this -- this is awesome! I can't wait to make my first poster.

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  27. Love your charts. They are great. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. WOW! Just started reading street this year~ thanks for the goodies! Is this for the common core edition of Reading Street??

    :) Thanks again!

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  29. Great charts! These will replace my old, hand made ones! Thank you!

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  30. The charts are just fantastic! I really appreciate your sharing of material. I certainly partake in the freebies, as well as the material in your store.

    Thank you

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  31. Thanks for the short i and short a charts! And the poster printing info was great! Can't wait to try it!

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  32. Beautiful anchor charts! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. Thanks for sharing how to make posters using an HP printer. I am your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you get a chance.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  34. Great site! Really appreciate the directions to print poster size on an HP. I just wanted to share as I was looking through your gorgeous posters; I noticed you titled one the "CK Chunk". Not to nitpick but CK is a digraph not a chunk. And the rule for using it is you put a CK at the end of a one syllable word directly after a short vowel. :)

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  35. I love all of your materials :) You have creative and eye-catching designs. Just curious, is there a way I could change the font in the posters? My bosses want everything that goes on our walls to be grammatically perfect, so I think they would frown on the mixture of capital and lowercase.
    Thanks!

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  36. Hello,
    I just came across your posters and LOVE them! Are they available to purchase on TPT or would you be wiling to email them to me? I tried to download them but it says I have to be a member of scribed. Thanks for sharing!
    jsrjmartin@aol.com

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  37. This is certainly one of the most valuable posts. Great tips from beginning till end. Lots of suggestions for me and for people. Superb work

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  38. I absolutely LOVE your posters! Do you have these available on TpT? Or could you possibly email them to me? I am not a member of scribed, so I can't download these. Thanks!
    bourgault2011@gmail.com

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  39. I love this idea! I am a first year teacher teaching in 1st Grade. I moved from IL to just to teach in Arizona, where it is a very low income school. (We have limited amounts of copies even- this was unheard of until I got to this school) I am struggling with making all my own posters for my room, and this is such a great idea! I am struggling to purchase all the other tools for my students to use as manipulatives etc.I started to create my own posters for this, but I love your creative set up- Would you be willing to share your other sound posters? I would really appreciate the help!
    Kim
    kwilliams@ssd11.org

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  40. I'd love to purchase a link to download these! PLEASE offer this on teacherspayteachers.com if you can, and send the link to buy it? Thanks, ctteacher@comcast.net

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  41. I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.
    Zip Posters

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