Last year's sign was embarrassingly unattractive. It was done in about five minutes by hand (between classes on a whim) and I used tape to hold up the red or green faces which often fell down. Ugh, what was I thinking? I predict magnets will work much better and the new lettering is much easier to read and more visually captivating!
I got this board for about $3.99 (after a coupon) from Michaels. I used permanent Sharpie markers to do the black writing and the fancy, colorful patterns!
For the faces, I used some cardboard box scraps and mixed up some colorful hues in acrylic. I added some magnets to the back and went over the faces with some clear gloss varnish so they'll last through the year.
Fellow bloggers: How do you manage the behavior in your art room? I am feeling nosey about how other teachers approach moderating a creative environment, please indulge me with your wisdom.