One of my favorite organizational things is Pinterest. I feel bad for those that follow any of my boards because I’ve been pinning things like crazy! Obviously it’s summer and I have time to spend hunting things down to pin to my boards; never mind the things I should ACTUALLY be doing…like those listed on my Summer To Do List. (Note to self: add Pinning cool things on Pinterest to Summer To Do List so I can cross it off).
Earlier this week a teacher from my school pinned a neat anchor chart/poster titled How Are We Learning? I thought it was a great way to clearly communicate classroom expectations, especially with CCSS and the push for inquiry and collaborative grouping students. They really don’t always know what the expectations are for each situation or my 8th grade students pretend not to know. The pin was only a picture, so I tried to hunt down the original author & even commented on the pin to try and find out more. This is the problem with Pinterest, awesome ideas that aren’t properly linked to provide author credit or to provide answers to questions about whatever the activity, project, etc. is. If you know who created this or where it is on the web, please let me know so I can provide credit where credit is due!
I like using cute computer fonts and colors and I like having printed posters for my room. So I decided to make an electronic version of the How are we learning chart. AIH is believed to stand for Academic Intervention Hour, which we do not have, so I removed it and created just 4 sections. I used the wording from the original chart, even though the teacher from my school who pinned it and I use different methods for students to get our attention. I am not sure this is exactly what I will print poster size for my room, but I wanted to share anyways!
What would you keep, change or add to the poster to make it more meaningful for your classroom?