I made this set of basic Japanese Language Posters for our school classrooms. Each has the Romaji for simple greetings, introductions and phrases, the hiragana / katakana equivalents below and the equivalent English above. There’s a simple pronunciation guide in the top right hand corner and a QR code link to a pronunciation site. Download via the pdf link below. Japanese Language Posters (pdf)
We’ve just updated our bullying policy and needed to change our classroom posters to reflect this. The first two original posters here have been altered to include more cyber-bullying aspects. The third poster was redesigned completely to better follow the more responsive policy of conflict resolution we’ve adopted and show the cyclical (as opposed to linear) nature of the issue.
For a year long theme centred on ‘Classroom Ninjas’ we created a set of classroom qualities based on the ‘Ninjutsu Code’.
Specifically we decided that Classroom Ninjas:
- are neither seen nor heard…
- dream – imagine – invent.
- have learned that tidiness is serenity…
- know what is right, fair and true.
- know that more is achieved together, than alone.
- know that to be trusted, they must be trustworthy.
- are responsible for their own behaviour.
- help, not hinder.
- look confident and brave, even when they’re not.
- see the glass is half-full, not half-empty.
- know they can – eventually – do almost anything.
- are keen to join in, keen to try new activities and keen to learn new skills.
I hope your classroom Ninjas are equally gifted!
Sample thumbnails of the posters.
Printable Paper is a top resource for teachers – and students – with a huge range (1300+ and counting) of paper templates, graph paper, lined paper and music paper.
It’s all free, it’s all organised beautifully (just don’t click on the occasional ‘Start Download’ ad links) and there’s no registration needed.
Try these pages:
Graph paper – imperial and metric measurements.
Music paper – grand staves, tablature, chord charts and SATB
Handwriting practice paper – huge variety of line spacing, orientations
Calendars – monthly, weekly, perpetual
Templates – doorhanger, CD cover, postcards
Paper games – battleships, hangman, dot game, word ladder
Comics pages – three panel;, top action, grids
Storyboard template – small, medium, large, 4:3, 16:9
Teacher resources – attendance, grade book, lesson plans
Here are three posters sets from my classroom.
The first chart in each set lists five rights children have as students. The second chart lists the relevant responsibilities these create. The third chart lists ten class rules that will help safeguard students’ rights and guide their responsibilities.
I use adaptations in my Drama and Music areas.
Music: ‘Listen while others speak or perform’, ‘Applaud performances’. “treat the Music Area with respect’
Drama: ‘Listen while others speak or perform’, ‘Applaud performances’. “treat the Drama Area with respect’
Good manners don’t just happen; they’re explicitly taught. usually by a child’s family.
And if the child hasn’t been taught good manners? Then we need to make them aware of why, where and how to use them.
This set of three free-posters suggest four reasons why ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’ should be a part of everyone’s vocabulary, our’s included. And it also provides the phrases in six other languages. How many can your students pronounce and identify?
Download the ‘Say Please Because’ posters as a pdf.
Here’s a poster of the heading ‘Earthquakes’, suitable for bulletin boards and wall displays.
You can either download the png file or the pdf which has pairs of letters on each page.
The png would be suitable for printing up to A3 size.
The pdf is high resolution. A4 page print outs will make a poster (once assembled) approximately 1.8m long. A3 printouts will make a poster over 2m long.
Earthquake Unit Title (pdf file, approx 4mb)
Earthquakes Unit Title (png file)
Here are samples of the two certificates we presented to graduating students from our primary section in 2012. The Year 7 students received their certificates (along with a big slice of cake) at our annual Graduation Dinner where we celebrate the completion of their Primary education.
The Year 2s received their certificates at a special assembly.
Both certificates were designed in Adobe inDesign with an Excel spreadsheet providing the data (names, personal pronouns etc). Contact me if you’d like a copy of the files.
Here’s a free set of Olympic sports symbol posters.
Each poster features a graphic symbol of the sporting event, the name of the sport and a photo of a piece of equipment used in that sport.
Great for decorating the Olympic classroom!
- Spot the Sport: Divide into teams. Each team attempts to guess the sport from the symbol alone. A correct guess wins the card.
- Sports Charades: Divide into teams. Place even piles of cards, face down, a distance from each team. On the command players race to the pile, turn over the top card and return to their team. Players then try to guess the mimed sport. As soon as it’s guessed the next player races to the pile. First team finished is the winner.
- Designing sports: Using the cards as a model, design symbols for other sports or events. Focus on clarity and how easily recognisable the sport is.
- Supersize Me: Make larger versions of the posters for a classroom display. Introduce enlarging techniques such as the grid or the pantograph for students to experiment with.