Everything teachers need for back to school

If you’re a teacher, you know that it’s already time to start planning and organizing for the upcoming school year. Whether you are changing classrooms completely or just need to do some revamping, here are a few creative (and necessary) essentials that will make your classroom stand out from the rest.

Creative bulletin board ideas

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Focused more so for elementary classes, bulletin board designs are always a fun way to get little ones excited about their new classroom for the year – the ideas are endless! The bulletin boards can be focused on a theme that is trending at the moment, or reflect a classic childhood memory like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. All you need is a great idea, a few hours, and some art supplies and the finished product will speak for itself. Here are a few of the most popular ideas for bulletin boards:

Posters for the classroom

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Filling your walls with posters is a great way to get important information across to students. Posters can have information about their studies, rules in the classroom, labelling where products are, or even motivational quotes on how to succeed. Here at Elephoto, you can create your own posters with a few sizes to choose from! To help get your classroom ready, above are some examples of posters that are school-friendly.

Lost & found supplies

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Having a designated area for lost and found school supplies is a great way to ensure that students know where to look if they are missing anything, or if they forgot their own supplies and need to borrow a pen or pencil. With the lost supplies area clearly marked and visible, students can gather what they need with little disruption to the rest of the class. You can pick a container that fits best with your class and design the label however you want. Get your creative juices flowing!

Teacher to-do lists

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It’s impossible to remember everything that needs to be done in a work week. This is why every teacher needs a to-do list or weekly planner to stay organized in the classroom! Whether it’s for personal use or used as a daily agenda for the entire class to see, there are a variety of printable to-do lists and planners to choose from.

Lesson plan organization & labels with free weekday printables

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Ensure your lesson plans are complete and organized properly with a designated area for all of your hard work! The lesson plan organizer is also very helpful for substitute teachers, minimizing any confusion to what should be completed that day. Students who are absent will also know where to look for any assignments or homework that they missed the day before. Organize your lesson plans to suit your style and download the free weekday printables to label each day!

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Student name tags

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With dozens of new faces coming through your classroom door, you might need a bit of help remembering every student’s name. Never fear, name tags are here! The possibilities are endless in terms of design ideas for student name tags. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, circus animals, and chevron are just a few examples that would work for many grades.

Give Life to Your Photos in 6 Easy Steps!

Elephoto makes it easy to turn your photographs into unique artworks you’ll cherish for years to come! In fact, using our Poster prints creation service, you can give life to your photos and turn them into personalized works of art that will brighten your home or office. Poster Prints are truly amazing as they have the ability to turn a ho-hum wall into a focal point for an entire room. You can create your poster print in six easy steps…

Step 1: Select Canvas

During the initial processing stage, you can choose the basic 11×17 size or opt for an expanded 22×28 inch canvas for your poster print. You’ll also be asked if you prefer regular paper or an upgraded premium selection for your finished work. You can change these choices at any point during the process.

Step 2: Choose a Theme/Format

Next, you’ll choose the format for your poster. We offer a wide range of layouts in three separate categories, allowing you to create your own custom calendar, design an artistically arranged collage or simply showcase one single picture.

Step 3: Create a Free Account 

If you haven’t done so already, you’ll be prompted to create an account or login (if you already have an account). Don’t worry; we won’t ask for any credit card information at this point and you’re under no obligation to buy. Creating an account simply allows you to upload the photos you want to use and store them securely on our servers.

Step 4: Upload your Stuff

At this point you should be able to upload your photos to Elephoto. You can upload 200 photos at a time with no fixed limit on the number of total photos you may store on the system. Elephoto will keep your photos safe for up to one year even if you don’t complete your purchase right away. Customers who make at least one purchase each year can enjoy extended online storage of their photos, ensuring that their digital photographs are easily accessible from almost anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection.

Step 5: Get Creative

This is the fun part! During the design phase, you can arrange the photos you want in the configuration you prefer along with any text or graphics formatting you wish to add. Elephoto provides some standard graphics options to make this step easier, but in most cases you’ll want to upload your own graphics to make your finished work unique.

Step 6: Preview & Order

Once you’ve added all the finishing touches to your custom poster print, you can preview your work to see the most accurate representation of what it would look like in real life. Like it? Place your order and you’ll be redirected to our secure checkout page.

That’s all there is to it! Depending on the shipping speed you choose, you can have your gorgeous personalized poster print as soon as four days after you order. Elephoto’s poster prints are suitable for framing and perfect as gifts. Visit https://www.elephoto.ca/Poster-Prints.aspx to learn more or to get started!