I came away from this conference realizing that students need to take pride in their work and know the purpose for learning. This will be HUGE in the common core standards. They recommended putting up "I Can" statements around your class to as a self-motivation and confidence builder. But also for them to take accountability for their learning behavior. So, I made the cutest chevron framed "I can" cards (I'm secretly obsessed with chevron patterns).
You can find them here.
I can not WAIT to use them throughout the year in my classroom. My plan is to print, laminate and put magnet tape on the back so I can quickly and easily attach the appropriate standard to my whiteboard or my classroom door so my kids and easily see the standards as we leave the classroom.