With our new teacher evaluation system we must have scales posted and check with our students during lessons for their own evaluation of their learning. It's a basic "fist to five" scale, but I don't have my kids rate themselves as "zero" -- to me it's an "I give up" response. This was our first year with this system and I tried to put the generic scale into kid friendly language but I confess I was never really happy with it. THEN I see this on Pinterest (of course)!
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Eureka! I knew I had found the language I wanted to use this year. All I needed was to put it into a format that will fit my classroom. I ended up doing two things with it - I made full page signs for each level to place on my teaching board, and I turned it into bookmarks so kids can have their own copy for their folders or journals. My room is going to match our school - wide theme of "Wild About Learning" so I went with my zebra stripe borders.
Clicking the picture will take you to the download of the self-assessment signs. If you have never turned a PDF file into a bookmark it's very simple. When you click "print" you will have some options. Choose the pages to print (in this file it would be 3-6), choose multiple, set it to 3 x 4 and choose the orientation (for these I printed landscape). I printed 3 copies, cut and paste, and ended up with the page that I can just color copy onto card stock.