Reflect over spring break......What did you do over spring break? Kids always want to share their adventures. The problem is, we teachers can be quite busy the first morning back after the break, so this makes for a fun smooth-transition activity as you get back into the swing of things. It's a collaboration poster titled "How I Spent My Break". I also like to call these cooperative activities “partner posters”.
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With this little partner poster project, students will work together to create a fun and whimsical spring break reflections 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.
How many pieces is each finished poster? For this particular partner poster, there are 4 pieces/panels. This means that a group of 4 students 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 will probably have it on their desk the day they arrive back from the break. I would write simple directions on the board about them needing to color their page and write in the box about what they did over the break. If you have a group without four students, you might want to let a student color two pieces or have a couple of students from other groups that finish early to help out with the remaining pieces.
Each child will individually color their part. The colors do not need to completely match. 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!