For a few years now I’ve had some posters up that another teacher in our district made. They’re cool posters and do get the point across with “I CAN” in big bold letters and a good explanation underneath. She decided to create little arrows with class numbers that can then Velcro to the “I Can” statement that she was focusing on each week. The copies that I’ve used for the past few years have faded a little bit and I so decided to give them a slight update.
I took this fun free background that I found two or three years ago and added the national standards over it. Then I put a small description of each skill above in a little white box. This allows the kids to know the big and important detail and also lets administrators and friends who wander in see a more detailed explanation. Then I made little K-5 icons to move around on the posters, the idea being that if your number is on that poster then that’s the “I CAN” that your class is working on.
I printed the posters on card stock and then laminated them. Before I stapled the posters on the bulletin board I taped three large paperclips on the back on the bottom right of the page. Then I cut out each class’s number and taped magnets on the back. When I want to move the class number around it will stick to the designated spot without the use of Velcro. I realized that when I used the Velcro arrows on the older posters they stayed attached to the posters but when I would move the arrows they would pull the poster off the wall when I tried to move the arrow. Here’s hoping the magnets will work better than the Velcro has. :D
Feel free to steal the idea. If you want an easy click, print, laminate, and post you can download the posters for FREE on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Or if you love the idea but don't have the time to make these yourself you can visit my Weebly Store page and just buy a set of posters and I'll send them off to you with the magnet grade numbers and everything!