December 31, 2010
When I start a new idea, I get a little out of control. One minute, I’m calmly drawing something up on my computer (I use a design software called Fireworks). Next thing you know, I’m printing out templates, cutting papers up, and my work area is a total mess in about 2 minutes flat! I’ll deal with that later though.
I wanted a little New Year’s writing project for when we go back on Monday. I was inspired by those really cool templates that teaching stores sell…you know, the ones that look like posters? I did a store-bought one that was “All About Me” with my students back in September and they loved it.
So, I made a template for a New Year’s writing paper. And then I blew it up large (on Block Posters)! This image shows a size comparison of two of the papers.
I know my students will want the poster size. I’m going to let them choose whether they’d like lines or not, as I have a huge range of writers in my ELL class. I think the blank template will work well for my most non-English proficient students…I will let them draw a picture as well as use a phrase in each bubble.
I hope you have a very happy New Year’s Eve! Off to clean up my work area…