Let your students start collaborating on the first day of school (or the first week) as they complete this "All About Us" Collaboration Poster. It's a fun alternative to the normal 'all about me' posters that you might typically use.
You can watch a preview video above if you would like.
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With this little partner poster project, students will work together to create a fun and whimsical back to school poster. These colorful posters make for a fun hallway or classroom display. Partner Posters (also called collaboration posters) promote fun and cooperation. They allow for communication and creativity. Students get to pick their own colors for their piece. The finished posters add bright colors and whimsy to your learning environment.
Each panel includes a box for writing. The space is limited (see the video), but it will allow for a short paragraph or for students to use bullet marks to list facts. At the top of each box, it says 'introducing', and students will write their name.
How many pieces is each finished poster? For this poster, you can choose between using groups of 3 or groups of 4. Each poster has 4 panels, but the number of 'introduction' boxes on each poster will differ. I made this accommodation because you might have an odd number of students in your class. This will allow you to make some groups of 4 and some groups of 3 to hopefully find a combination of each that works for your class. For example, if there are 23 kids, you might choose to use five groups of 4 and one group of 3. Please watch the preview video to better understand how to change the bottom right panel depending on if you are working with either a group of 3 or 4.
For these "All About Us' posters, students in a group will work in collaboration with each other. You can decide how much collaboration you want them to have while actually coloring. For me and this particular activity, I would probably put my students in their groups and let them introduce themselves. They can share some facts about themselves and discuss who will complete each panel. They might possibly discuss colors to use. It offers a great community building time as kids are getting to know each other. I would then either have them take their piece back to their desk to complete individually, or I would most likely let each of the members of the group sit together on the floor as they fill out and color their piece. You can choose to implement these however it would work best for your students.
Each child will individually color their part. The colors do not need to completely match, but you can allow the group members to discuss color combinations if you would like. Part of the fun is having posters that are unique with lots of mismatched colors. It makes for a whimsical display. When the 4 pieces are taped together,the finished poster is very cute!
People always love to read what's on a collaboration poster. These posters grab people's attention as they are walking by because they are bright and cheerful.