Classroom Posters For Every Teacher

Classroom Posters For Every Teacher from Light Bulbs and Laughter
Oh. My. Word.  This is THAT year.  You know what I mean.  Every teacher has had at least one.  This year is really going to help me grow as a teacher.  That's all I can say.  Well, I can say a lot more, but I'm going to let my students' words speak for themselves.

In my classroom, we make a habit of talking out the negative things that happen.  We come up with alternate ways that a person could react to a situation.  We help each other get along.  We apologize when we've hurt someone.  We write a pledge together and recite it every day.  In it we promise to work as a team and follow the Golden Rule.  We learn about the Pillars of Character.  You get the drift.

Here's a list of some things I've heard from my students this year.  We wrote them on the board.  Then we talked about how a person could respond to these words.  Here's what we came up with.  If these are posters that you can use, please download them from Teachers Pay Teachers.  Use them with my blessing!  And have a wonderful year.  (Click on  any picture to download.  They come in two versions: paint splatters and black and white.)


  • "He made me do it."
  • "She did it first!" 
  • "I wouldn't have kicked him if he hadn't hit me."
Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Light Bulbs and Laughter

  • "My dog peed on it and I had to throw it away."  (Checked with mom.  She said, "We don't have a dog.")
    Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Light Bulbs and Laughter

  • "Nobody gave me my homework."
  • "Why do I have to?  It's not fair!" 
    Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Light Bulbs and Laughter
  • "I had to erase her name and put mine.  You didn't give me one."
Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Light Bulbs and Laughter
  • "I didn't do it."  (Oh, yes, you really did.)
    Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Light Bulbs and Laughter
  • "I don't like purple.  I want the black ones."

    Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Light Bulbs and Laughter
    I hope that you do not need these as much as I do this year!  The good news is, I think they're already helping. =)
Happy Teaching,


21 comments:

  1. I have some students who need these. Thank you.
    Artistry of Education

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  2. add "save the drama for your mamma cause the teacher doesn't care"

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  3. It is great. Can I use it to my classroom work?

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    1. You are welcome to use these in your classroom! Just click on any of the pictures to download them from Teachers Pay Teachers!

      Denise

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    2. For some reason, when I click on the picks, it takes me to a blank page. I've tried multiple times and still get the same results. I think these are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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    3. It finally worked! Thanks so much!

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  4. How cute! We use "save the drama for drama class" and "if you can't say something nice, you're not trying hard enough."

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  5. I so needed these this year....Oh wait, I'm going to have the same students next year. Time to start printing! =P Thank you!!!

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  6. Just found your posters on Pinterest. Thank you. I think the messages would make great reflective journal prompts, as well.

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    1. I'm so glad that you can use them! Great idea for journal prompts, I hadn't thought of that.

      Denise

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  7. I ALWAYS say these. lol Thank you so much for reading my mind! But, I never understood why the phrase was 'you get what you get and don't throw a fit' because it doesn't rhyme. So, this past year, I changed it to 'you get what you get and you don't get upset'...something about it not rhyming irked me. lol

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    1. You're right, Alessia! It has always bothered me a little, too. My third graders love this one, though, and so I keep using it. I figure anything that makes them laugh is good, right?

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    2. It does rhyme... if you're from my area, "get" sounds a whole lot like "git." I am fairly certain, the phrase originated in an area where the local accent makes it rhyme quite well.

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    3. It rhymes most of the time in Texas. We are notorious for changing our vowel sounds. Also, when I taught PreK, our 4 year olds would help to complete that phrase.

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  8. I have THAT kind of class this year too! Can't wait to print and use these posters! Thank you so much for sharing them!
    ~Jennifer
    Stories and Songs in Second

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  9. I also have 2 classes like that. These are perfect and look awesome! I love your materials; you rock!! Thank you.

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  10. I also have 2 classes like that. These are perfect and look awesome! I love your materials; you rock!! Thank you.

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  11. My teacher, Ms. Wallace has all 6 of these in our class bathroom. I always wondered if you had a blog or website :p


    -Kylie W.
    5th Grade

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  12. a friend of my daughter's taught us "you get what you get and you appreciate it!" :)

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  13. I really wish the one said "you get what you get, and appreciate it."

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  14. These are great, but I can't seem to download any of them except the green one, "Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking." Any suggestions?

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