I attended a county wide professional day earlier in the week. The focus for this meeting was assessments and many of the attendees shared lesson plans along with the methods they used for assessing the lesson. We viewed and shared many different approaches for rubrics and also some fabulous samples of student works. Sessions like this are a great use of professional time, you really feel like you walk away with some wonderful plans and ideas. But, for the purpose of this post, I need to thank Allie Benson of Muddy Brook Elementary for sharing a few of her classroom posters. I took photos of the images and set to work the next day attempting to create similar ones for my classroom. I am not ever a 100% copier. I always manage to add my own twist to the ideas I borrow from others. Here are two of the posters I have created with Allie's examples as a guide.
This second one is my "NO Stick Figures!" Poster. I loved Allie's term Strong Bodies that she uses with her students to indicate not using stick figures. Here is my interpretation of her poster with a slightly different layout. I think this might need a bit of discussion and clarification for students to fully grasp the message. It should be a reminder to them that they need to use shapes to create strong bodies when they draw people in the classroom. I'm really happy with how they turned out and eager to gage the responses of my students.