Five Elements of Shape

I made my own Five Elements of Shape poster for my Foundations class with a piece of foam board with a grid, a pencil, a good eraser, a yard stick, and a permanent marker. Mona Brooks suggests doing this if you can't obtain a photocopy of the Five Elements of Shape. She says, "...I recommend that you fashion a handmade version to put in your drawing space." (Drawing With Children, 61) In my case, I had a photocopy; I just didn't have one large enough for my entire class to use at once. But now I do! This firm poster will sit nicely on my white board tray where everyone can see it.