I hope your first year of teaching is going well!
You asked about how I make my signs so big. When printing out signs in Print Shop or in MS Word, you can choose to print them in a poster-size version.
When you choose to print a sign or banner in Print Shop, there is a box that says "output size." If you click on that box, you can choose 2x2, 3x3, etc.
When printing in MS Word, you will need to click on "properties" or "Setup" depending on the type of printer you are using. There you will find a poster printing option where you can choose 2x2, 3x3, etc.
The signs print out onto multiple pages. I glue the separate pages together on construction paper or roll paper and then laminate them.
I remember being a first year teacher and spending SO much time creating signs and other decorations for my classroom for every unit I taught. It is certainly time-consuming!! However, you will be grateful next year when you can just pull out the signs and reuse them! Just make sure you laminate them so that they stay in good shape.
I hope your first year continues to go well! I'm glad my resources and ideas have been helpful for you!
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