Sunday, July 8, 2018

All About Me Posters

I am loving my summer break, relaxing, traveling a little, and of course thinking a bit about the next school year. Recently I have been brainstorming new ways to get to know my students for the start of the year.

Building relationships is so important and I love turning this "get-to-know-you" time into a hands-on art project with my students. Each year I have made interactive 3-D posters with my students and this year will be no different.

In the past I have created hanging posters like the one pictured below. Click here to grab the hanging posters.

They looked great hanging on our wall (or from the ceiling)
There is even a little tutorial to assist in the folding and creating.

One year we created cubes. These were hung from the ceiling. Click here to grab the cube posters.

When I taught older kids we created dodecagons. We also hung these from the ceiling and they looked amazing! Click here to grab the dodecagon posters.
I also have a tutorial for how to put the dodecagons together (although it is using a report dodecagon and not an "About Me" dodecagon, but the steps are the same).

This year, going back to the little ones, we are going to make butterflies! These butterflies are created so they are double-sided and will hang all around my room! I also made a single-sided version perfect for the bulletin board. The students will write their interests in each butterfly wing section. I can't wait to get to know my new kiddos! Click here to grab the Butterfly All About Me Posters.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to leave them in the comments! :) Happy classroom and Back-to-School planning!

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