Thursday, May 31, 2012

Post-It War!

This year I held a contest for the 5th grade.  It was inspired by the actual Post-It War that originated in the high-rise office buildings of France.  Companies would post images in their windows and the building across the street would participate- each attempting to come up with the coolest design- thus the Post-It War was born.

I have three 5th grade classes and I asked the students to form teams of 2-4 (yes I let them choose their own groups).  Each team had to come up with their own design and map out their idea using grid paper.  It was a great project to discuss griding and proportions!  Then the following class period we spent in the library putting up our designs.  Each team had their own window.

5th graders working together to install their designs

Here are the 24 designs that were created.  I had the rest of the school (K-4 classrooms and all staff) vote for their favorite design.  The designs will be announced on the last day of school at our assembly!  I'm so excited to finally let everyone know the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams!

Gummy Bears

Bugs Bunny

A Deer


Pacman 1

Adventure Time


Nyan Cat 1

Pacman 2

Stoughton Viking


1-up Mushroom (Mario)

Sponge Bob and Patrick


Wisconsin Football

Angry Birds

M&M Guy


Toy Story Alien

Yoshi Egg


Call Of Duty


Nyan Cat 2


  1. I love this! They're all so great :)

  2. Fabulous! Your students clearly thought long and hard about their designs. Love the spirit of competition. Thanks for Post Ing.

    Rina at

  3. Next year the teachers should join the fun! I would love to do that! :)

  4. That would be fun!! Great idea!

  5. AMAZING!!! Looks like a lot of fun.