Several years ago I read a book called, Managing the Madness: A Practical guide to Middle Grades Classrooms, by Jack C. Berkemeyer. In it he promotes letting students decorate their classrooms and be part of the construction of their learning space. I started letting students submit designs for murals on my walls. Now my classroom is filed with historical paintings all completed by students.
One from a few years ago accidentally turned into a semi-biographical portrait of me. It started with this ad and a SUPER bright young woman named Kayla.
Here is her version with the first 7 presidents (which is one of our standards) in the bubbles.