This is a spectacular activity to do the second week of school, after you have done all of your classroom procedures and pretesting. It has three parts.
I have used this Profile Collage in many ways. As a Social Studies teacher, I have made it a Culture Collage, including the flag, foods, traditions of student culture. As a Language Arts teacher, I did more of a general autobiography. Feel free to modify and change it to fit your needs and teaching style. You may also contact me and we can brainstorm together.
This activity sets a great tone at the beginning of the year. I put these up around the top of the wall, as a border around the classroom. It looks spectacular and the kids enjoy figuring out who is who. When I have them present them to the class, I hold one up first and see if anyone can guess who it is, then that person presents some interesting things about him/herself.