Due: Monday, May 12, 2014
We have been learning about Lafayette’s history in class and with LPIE. As a culminating activity, your child is to make a poster using nine 5 x 8 index cards (provided). Please be available to assist your child, but let them do the work. Some of the things I will be looking for are well thought out pictures, interesting use of colors, following directions, neat writing, and being able to read the writing and see the pictures when the poster is on the wall. Please refer to the attached form for the layout of the poster. You will need to mount the index cards on poster board, which can be purchased at CVS, Michael’s, or Boswell’s. If you need help getting one, please e-mail me.
On Your Poster Should Be The Following:
• A hand drawn map from home to school
• A hand drawn picture of your home with details like the yard.
• Your favorite place in Lafayette - labeled
• Favorite Story from Lafayette History - written neatly, clearly, and large.
• Picture from Lafayette History - labeled
• Your wish for the city
• City Seal - hand drawn (Sample on class website Lafayette Poster page)
• Facts about Lafayette - including population, location (surrounding cities), temperature (this month’s average temperature and the high and low), the Mayor’s name, and members of the City Council
• What you like about Lafayette
Helpful Hints and Suggestions:
Ask for help. Practice pictures and writing first. Don’t use markers for your pictures. Use frames and borders. Use a fine point sharpie. Be sure everything has color and is bright and cheerful. Check to be sure you have done everything that is required. Use large lettering and correct spelling. Puffy, decorative letters can be more interesting than plain lettering.