Would you like a quick and easy way to have a student-centered bulletin board in the first week of school? This assignment is something every student can easily do. All you have to do is staple their work to the board. The best part is that it is totally extra credit, so students are actually anxious to do it.
I give the students one week to do this assignment. Usually, I have a beautiful bulletin board in two days. I also them give "bonus points" if they use color.
The directions are on one side of the handout; a sample is on the other.