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Left and Right Posters

Today I’m sharing left and right posters with you. I feel like I need to apologize in advanced because this blog is getting ready to be taken over by posters.  I’ve got a new classroom to decorate, and I’m taking full advantage of that fact.

(There’s also the fact that my husband has a new classroom to decorate as well, so our house has turned into a full time poster making factory.  Shaun’s Geometry Symbols Posters almost make me wish I was the one teaching geometry next year!)

The left versus right struggle pops up in my classroom on a regular basis.  I’ll find myself saying “What’s left on the left side of the equation?”  And, I’ll have students giving me the correct answer to the question “What’s left on the right side of the equation?”  And, I can totally relate.  I remember being terrified throughout my driving test for fear I would turn the wrong way when the person giving the driving test would say “Turn right at the next intersection.”  I was sure I would instantly fail the test for turning the wrong way.

A couple of years ago, I printed off a pair of left/right signs to hang in my classroom that seemed to work well for jogging students’ memory.

Left and Right Posters Classroom Decorations

They worked great with the tan walls in my old classroom.  But, when I hung them up in my new classroom the white on white just left me feel like I needed to make something new.  Something bright and colorful to match the rest of my classroom.

Left and Right Posters Classroom Decorations

Here’s a comparison of the old left and right posters and my new posters

Left and Right Posters Classroom Decorations

And, here’s what the left and right posters look like hanging in my classroom now.  Bright and happy!

Left and Right Posters Classroom Decorations

And, here’s an even bigger peek at my slowly coming together classroom!

Left and Right Posters Classroom Decorations

Free Download of Left and Right Posters


Left Right Arrows Poster (PDF) (206 downloads)


Left Right Arrows Poster (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (97 downloads)

Want more posters to help decorate your classroom? Check out my posters page!

Becky McIntosh

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Cool idea! Your classroom looks lovely and bright! What is Witzzle?

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Sunday 31st of July 2016

Thanks! Witzzle is a board game that emphasizes mental math and order of operations. I play it as a class game on the smart board. If you search witzzle in the top left corner, you'll find my posts about it.