The Most Creative Symbols Cards

At the beginning of every term for the last few years, I’ve had students create a “symbols card” using one or more images that represent who they are.

The cards are used to create a bulletin board for the classroom, and they also serve as a means of getting to know each other. I have students explain to the rest of the class why they chose the symbol(s) they did and use it also as a springboard into literary discussions later in the term.

This year, I did something new: I made the assignment into a contest! The most creative cards from each class were chosen by objective outsiders, and the winners were given an extra-credit coupon to use in English class any time this year. First-place winners received 20 points; second-place winners received 15 points; third-place winners received 10 points; and honorable mentions received five points.

There were so many creative cards this year that the judges had a difficult time deciding! So there ended up being a few ties and a lot of honorable mentions! :)

Congratulations to all the winners!!


Winners from 1st period (English 9) — first place, Jaqwoine; second place, SaTori; third place, Markeese; and honorable mention, Jalene:

1st Period's Symbols Cards Winners


Winners from 2nd period (English 10) — first place, Krystle K.; second place, Morgan; third place, Quantieria; and tied for honorable mention, Krystle R., Dalon, and Ramonda:

2nd Period's Symbols Cards Winners


Winners from 5th period (AD English 10) — tied for first place, Jaci and Rebecca; second place, Tearra; third place, Antonia; and tied for honorable mention, Preston, LaQuinta, and Nicole:

5th Period's Symbols Cards Winners


Winners from 6th period (AD English 10) — tied for first place, Ella and Kayle; second place, Acacia; third place, D.J.; and tied for honorable mention, Amanda, Kirie, and Noelle:

6th Period's Symbols Cards Winners


Winners from 7th period (English 10) — tied for first place, Christopher and TyResha; second place, Vanessa; third place, Selena; and honorable mention, Alanda (not pictured):

7th Period's Symbols Cards Winners


Once I get the bulletin board up (sometime this week is the plan), I’ll post pictures!

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