A fun, unique way to get to know students at the start of the school year. Works especially well in math and/or science classes, although it can be used anywhere.
Students are asked to create a self-portrait following specific instructions to use "glyphs" or symbols for different features. For example - "If you love school, give yourself a round head. If you like school, give yourself a square head. If you hate school, give yourself a triangle head."
After the students have drawn their self-portrait teacher can have each student display and explain their portrait, or the teacher can ask students to try to find another student with a similar (or different) portrait.
A great "First Day of School" activity!
This great download is also available as part of a larger download of 10+ Back-to-School games and activities. Please search for "Back to School Activities."