I created this 9 page All About book for my students to complete during the first weeks of school. The books allow the children to tell about themselves, their family, and some of their favorite things.
When the books are complete you can laminate and bind them and place them in the classroom library. These were a favorite reading choice for my students last year! I had to limit how many they could take at a time.
New students to the classroom later in the year can also complete a book, and this helps your class become familiar with their new friend. The easy text is a great repeated reading tool for students, and completing sentence starters is a wonderful low stress way to get your students writing the first week.
Finally, this is a great first activity for informally assessing your students ability to spell phonetically and create complete/detailed sentences.