Sunday, October 21, 2012

Did you know?

You probably did....But here goes anyway! I've been playing around with printer settings a lot lately as I create things for my classroom.  I've been creating anchor charts, posters, and signs, and then printing them poster size on my printer.  Here's a link to a brief explanation: Helper Poster Chart Freebie.  I also create a lot of card games for my students to play for practice with sight word recognition and nonsense word fluency.  I usually place 6-8 cards on a sheet that looks like this:
I like this size for playing in whole group, it's easier for everyone to see the cards that are drawn out.  I wanted something smaller for small groups of students to play or for individual students to play at their desk, but didn't want to re-create the whole file again.  So, I found out that you can print multiple pages onto one page, the printer reduces the size of the graphics/words to fit.  YAY!  All you have to do is go to your print settings under page size and handling and select "multiple", then choose "pages per sheet", take a peek at your preview and see if that size works for you. 

Those are the steps for my particular printer, but I'm sure you'll find a similar setting for most printers.  Enjoy!



  1. I use that feature all of the time. Paper is like gold at our school, I reduce the size of a lot of my books, worksheets, ect... Our weekly assessment is 8 pages long. I print 4 on one side and 4 on the other. Save on paper and ink. :D
    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. What a great tip!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! This will come in SOO handy!!
    Growing Firsties

  3. Just came across your blog through Miss V's Busy Bees giveaway. I'm glad I did, because I teach first grade too.