Are you wanting some Free Reading Posters? I was looking for a few ways of motivating my ESL class to enjoy reading more. I came across some slogans to promote reading. I then thought it would be nice to create them into high quality teaching resources. Please click on this link to download the high quality, high resolution version of these posters.
If you like these Free Reading Posters – please leave a comment at the bottom of this post, or even better, leave a nice comment about them the at TES website so other teachers also download these free teaching resources.
My Top 10 Free Reading Posters
1. Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader
2. Read, Lead, Succeed
3. Take a look. Read a book
4. In order to succeed, you must read
5.Books- Food for the Brain
6. Reading helps your seed of knowledge grow
7. Reading feeds the Imagination
8. Reading opens doors
9. Sail on a Sea of Books
10. To exceed, you must read
How could you use these Free Reading Posters?
You could download these Free Reading Posters, and then either share them or print them off. They could be used to brighten up a classroom, a library or even a whole school. The aim is to simply get the kids to think reading is cool. Help them realise that reading is a key skill. Far too many students leave primary schools without these basic skills – make sure your kids are not in the same statistics.
I have discovered I love making posters and I will be making lots more in the near future. Tell me the topics you would like to see covered and I will see what I can do to help you!
Are you looking for some FREE Maths posters to brighten up your classroom, created by an experienced primary school teacher? Click here to see the high quality version. I have created 10 which I am keen to share with the world! Like them, download them and share them with others. My aim is to stop teachers spending so long preparing materials, which are there for the taking from the Internet. Please leave a nice message or a nice TES comment when you download them – I am really motivated by nice comments!
Top 10 FREE Maths Posters
10.Maths- A lesson that counts!
9.Feel the wrath of math
8. Math-the only universal language
7. Math + You = Champion That sums it up
6. Algebra- weapon of math instruction
5. It’s no lie, I can multiply
4. 1, 2, 3, 4, Math is what we adore
3. Have Math in your Path.
2. Don’t get mad, learn to add
1. Math and Success Add Up
I love creating posters. I have found a great website which shares and scores wonderful school slogans. I picked their most popular maths slogans and then I combined the images with public domain images to create these powerful posters.
I looked on TES and only saw paid-for posters and I really want to give something back. I want teachers to have more time to teach and less time needing to be spent on preparation. I would appreciate suggestions for future posters. What are you looking for? If you cannot find it, let me know and I will see if I can create a nice set of posters. I have found what what person is looking for, often has a huge number of other teachers also searching for the same elusive resources. I really hope you like these free maths posters and I can inspire you to come back often to look at what else I have on offer on this site.
I have created some FREE Thanksgiving posters. I have loaded the high quality versions here…
Here are the posters you can choose from:
1. Gobble Gobble till you Wobble
2. Give Thanks, Give Cheer, Not only on Thanksgiving but all through the year.
3. For all the blessings in my life, I will celebrate with a fork and knife.
4. Nobody diets on Thanksgiving
5. Who does not thank for little, will not thank for much.
6. Have a thankful. (sounds like handful)
7. Gather here with grateful hearts.
8. Being Grateful turns what you have into enough.
9. To have a place to go to is called home, To have someone to love is called family, to have both is a blessing.
10. Thanksgiving is about trying to relate to those people you are related to.
Why do I offer FREE Thanksgiving posters?
I discovered I really, really enjoy making and sharing teaching resources. I really like finding slogans and pictures and I like to think my work is being shown in classes and schools around the world.
I offer them free so teachers can spend their time and money on the more important things in life. If you like my work, all I ask is that you either give me a really nice comment here, or even better, go to the TES site and give my work a really nice comment there!
I will be adding more of these resources over time, so please take the time to come back and visit again!
I watched it then I realised that I could not show this video to children without upsetting them. However I did what them to know what to do in the unlikely event of an terrorist attack and also to be able to tell their parents what they should do in a terrorist attack.
Why do I not recommend the fight back scenario in a terrorist attack?
I picked out easy images, which will not upset anyone. I also cut the section about fighting back as the chances of success are always very slim. There was an amusing piece of advice reported by CNN about carrying a tin can to throw in the case of an emergency… but not recommended.
I also read that the Paris authorities did not recommend the playing dead routine as a good way of getting out of the situation. Likewise if there is an attack, students should not touch their mobile phones. In Paris, anyone seen grabbing their phone was made an immediate shooting target. However if the students’ do have their phones on them and they are hiding, they need to remember to switch the sound to silent so the terrorists in the terrorist attack cannot find their hiding places.
What is your chance of getting killed in a terrorist attack? It is about 1 in 20,000,000 (one in twenty million). You are more likely to drown in a bath. Even getting struck down by lightning is more likely – with a chance of one in five and a half million… but it is always good to be prepared!
Talk Like a Pirate is on Friday 19th September. It is a really fun event and there are lots of different pirate resources you could use to access it. I have written a wide range of pirate related activities and I am keen to share them with you and save you from needing to reinvent the wheel time and again.
This is perfect for reviewing the words and objects relating to pirates and the slides could easily be used in creative writing lessons. This is the quickest way of creating an instant Talk Like A Pirate Day display.
Pirates Visual Story Prompts – £1
I created these resources for teachers to print out or use on the interactive whiteboard as a way of extending a students thinking process by using all their senses for each item. I really enjoyed writing them and I am your students will enjoy using them in their “Talk Like A Pirate Day”. I would love to hear how well they worked for you.
Talk Like A Pirate Day – £1
This was my latest resource focusing directly on Talk Like A Pirate Day and I hope it was as useful for you as it was for my own class. It is a great way of promoting talk within the classroom.
Pirate Vocabulary – £2
This was my list of different pirate words that I thought students should know if they were to become a real sounding pirate in Talk Like A Pirate Day! I am sure you will also learn a few useful terms while sharing this one with your class.
Teaching your students about the Pirate Alphabet!
Pirate Alphabet – £1
This Alphabet has a fun cartoon linked to it from Youtube. I developed this resource so children can use the flashcards to further strengthen their knowledge of pirate words in a fun, interactive way during the Talk Like A Pirate Day.
ESL Pirate Alphabet – £1
This was originally written to help lower ESL classes to improve their knowledge of English in a fun and interactive way. I am sure that this PowerPoint will be greatly appreciated by your students. The song, music and flashcards together make this a winning PowerPoint about Talk Like A Pirate Day.
I love making resources and I have just heard that in October the TES will be having some extra special offers, and I am thrilled to say my own teaching materials will be included in them! Make sure you look out for my new teaching packs!
If you are really serious about talking like a pirate, then you need to complete this course!
Are you interested in making your September History Topics a little bit more exciting? I have collected together lots of different high quality images and photos. You could print out the pictures and make an instant display or sort out the pictures. You could look directly at the PowerPoint and use it to start or revise History topics.
September History Topics.
Ancient Egypt Topics.
Ancient Egyptian Tombs
Ancient Egyptian Tombs – £1 – Discover what has been archaeologists have discovered in the tombs. You could print out the pictures to make a display or show the PowerPoint and discuss the different objects. What were they used for and why was the pharaoh buried with them?
Ancient Egyptian Relics
Ancient Egyptian Relics – £1 – You can view this like a virtual tour of the most famous architecture and relics created during the Ancient Egyptian Times. They are a great way of promoting discussion and stimulating research into this era.
More Egyptian Relics
More Ancient Egyptian Relics – £2 – High quality images of life in Ancient Egypt. It is a great way of studying what we know This has been my most popular Egyptian resource.
Ancient Rome Topics
Ancient Rome – £1 – focuses on the ancient buildings in Rome (with a few more buildings from the old Roman Empire). You could view it as a virtual tour of Rome. Think about why buildings were built and what they might be used for. This is a perfect resource for research topics for this popular September History Topic.
I have just been sent the September Primary Science Topics by the TES and so I thought I would quickly make them into 4 new Primary Science PowerPoints which I can then share with all my readers. I am really keen for teachers to provide me with some useful feedback on these resources.
Compare and contrast different animal skeletons. You could get the students to compare their own bodies to animal bones. Which animal bones do we all have in common? Which animal bones are specific to one animal? Why do they have them? It is a nice PowerPoint which can also be used as a display. September Primary Science Topics about Animals Skeleton Bones needs lots of nice comments at TES – please add some for me!
Every child needs to learn the basic names of the different bones in the human body. I have collected together a wide range of different resources to help teach about the bones. These include models, x-ray images and real bone photos. It is a nice way to introduce or revise all the different bone names in the body. The September Primary Science Topics about Bones is easy to use, and can be used in a wide range of different topics.
Your Senses. PowerPoint and Display Material About Your 5 senses – £1 each
Your senses is my favourite in the September Primary Science Topics. I always love to teach students about the 5 senses. They now say there are lots of other senses, such as the sense of pain, measuring temperature and even knowing when someone is looking at you without you directly seeing them. This set of cards could be used as a PowerPoint presentation to either introduce or review the topic. The images could be printed out and used in a display. Or the printed out, laminated cards could be used for different sorting activities. Do some card show more than one sense being used? These September Primary Science Topics for senses can be used again and again for many years throughout your career.
Your 5 senses using clear photos and images.
Teeth – Taking Care of Them And Correcting Them. PowerPoint and Display Teaching Materials – £1 each.
This is a nice general PowerPoint on teeth. It shows you how to take care of them. It has examples of different types of teeth and a visit to the dentist. It even has examples of people who did not look after their teeth so well. It is a nice presentation and well worth the one pound I charge! Please makes nice comments at TES about September Primary Science Topics – Teeth.
Teeth – how to look after them and what happens if you don’t!
Cheese Week and other great teaching events you can try!
Cheese Week 7th – 15th September.
Teaching PowerPoint and Display Materials for Cheese Week. Are you needing to discover a wide range of different photos about cheese? This is a lovely presentation as it can be used in a lot of different ways. Students could use the pictures to sort different cheeses and discover their names. It is also an excellent opening activity which lets students express their opinions about different types of cheese.
Cheese Week Presentation
15th September – National Day of Democracy – £1 each
Are your students interested in Democracy? Click here to teach your students more about Democracy and why it is important. I have collected together lots of different pictures and resources. You could use it as a PowerPoint to start a lesson or print off the pictures and make a great display all about Democracy.
Democracy Day Teaching Resources
16th September – Ozone Layer Preservation Day – £1 each
Celebrate Ozone Layer Preservation Day. Are you teaching your students about the importance of Ozone to healthy living? Do your students know how to protect this precious ozone? This PowerPoint could be used as an excellent starting point for students. It can also be printed out and created into creative writing tools or a a display.
Ozone Layer Preservation Day
19th September Talk Like A Pirate!
I love to teach about Pirates. Indeed I like teaching about pirate so much I have created 4 different pirate PowerPoints. These help you to develop a lesson. These resources could be used as talking points during a lesson or printed out and help you to create an instant display.
Pirate Vocabulary – £1 each
Talk Like A Pirate Day – PowerPoint And Display Materials About Pirates – £1 each
Pirates Visual Story Prompts – £1 each
31 images of pirates – £2 each
I have created these teaching resources and I now would love you to share these links with others. I plan to develop and build on my teaching resources now on a daily basis.
If you have a topic you need to have covered, please tell me and I will add it to my immediate list and I will try to help you.
Learn music online at a fraction of the cost you would normally expect to pay.
Save up to 96% with great Online Music Classes – What have you got to lose? If you are anything like me, then you are certainly likely to have the dream of playing an instrument. I thought wouldn’t it be cool to combine this with the concept of being able learn how to play any instrument well in 20 hours.
Here is a man who did this with a Ukulele in 20 hours (one of the courses is incidentally how to play the Ukulele online).
So what is the point I am trying to make? If you find a musical instrument you like, and are prepared to commit to 45 minutes a day and can learn music online, you are able to play it well after only one month. Think how short one month is compared to the years of dreaming about it.
However – does take a lot of commitment. Some people are still striving for the full 20 hours of practice and the problem with having to learn music online is that there is not a teacher demanding results.
Here is Chris Lynam ((Source: http://www.YouTube.com), who has reached the 12 hour mark and sounds good! I really hope he makes it all the way through to 20 hours!
So you now have a chance to learn music online (such as a guitar, home recording or vocally), getting up to a 96% discount and you can prove that you can learn a musical instrument in only 20 hours… these courses will give you the basics – by then learning to self correct, and commit your self to reaching your goals, you will feel a lot better! You can complete this task as a challenge with your students. Students who see their teachers as life long learners are themselves more inspired to try and learn something new and not give up.
Why every teacher should learn music online and master at least one instrument.
At the prices being charged to learn a musical instrument, the time to learn is here and now. A teacher who can play a musical instrument can help in an assembly.
They are certainly a lot more in demand – a teacher who play an instrument is always ahead of a teacher who does not play an instrument. The instrument indicates a teacher has a good work-life balance and has interests outside the classroom. They are also more likely to know how to relax than a non-musical teacher.
Online Music Classes – Why not give it a try today? Even better, complete the challenge with a friend for extra moral support and so someone can jam with you.
Learn music online – 20 hours of not giving up feels wonderful!
(Disclaimer: This link is an affiliate link to Amazon.co.uk and I do get money each time you buy a course. However I can say that all the courses I have personally completed at Amazon.co.uk, I have been happy with and they have all proved to be great value)
What your 5 best friends say about you. Did you know that your 5 best friend’s determine who you are?
Teachers corner – What your 5 best friends say about you.
This is such an interesting quote. I thought I would see if I can de-construct it. I mean who are the 5 people in your life? It is a scary fact that if you are over the age of 30, you will probably have at most 5 good friends – people you will know forever – the other 100 – odd people you meet on the way will be excellent work colleagues, but when you leave the school or company, you will also leave them.
So what are your friends like? Do any of them like to take a risk, or are they all safe? Are they all in the same Teachers corner or do you have lots of friends outside the industry?
You are most influenced by 5 people – it is an interesting discussion to have in a staffroom or your teachers corner. You can choose your circle of 5 people. It depends how you interpret this. Some can be influenced via DVDs. However most people are directly affected by friends. The really great part is that you can change by changing your life.
Are you surrounded by people who make you feel good? Are you surrounded by high earners? Are you surrounded by people who give as well as take. You are influenced by all of these people. What your 5 best friends say about you controls your destiny. If you want to travel more, you will need to develop a new circle of friends, people who want to explore the world more. If you are surrounded by high achievers, your own career will start to move as well.
Why is this so essential for teachers? Simply because if you are a teacher, you can encourage students to think about who they are hanging out with. By asking them to think about their circle of 5, they are changing and radically shifting their futures at a very early age. Expand this knowledge from your Teachers corner and let the whole class think about it and debate it.
What your 5 best friends say about you – and why does it matter?
First of all, make sure your 5 best friends are where you are really wanting to be heading. As horrible as it sounds, it is okay to admit that you are heading in different directions and have different dreams.
It is not okay to hold onto the 5 people in your life if they are not where you aspire to be! What your 5 best friends say about you determines your future. If you do this, you could be actually damaging your future and preventing yourself from reaching your true potential. Trust me when I say life is too short to be missed. Grab the day, focus on your own dreams and see where they lead. Make what your 5 best friends say about you become a positive event in your life – something to be proud of.
I am curious to know about what other people think about the average of 5 makes you? I think it is true for me – and I personally am very happy with my circle of 5 successful loving friends! I am just glad they include me in THEIR 5!