Get ready for those first few weeks of school with this All About Me Unit! Full of fun and fresh activities, this Back-to-School packet will help your students not only explore their own talents but their classmates as well.
The unit is split into two sections: All About Me and All About Us. The first section is devoted to students talking and learning about themselves, while the second section is all about community building and forming new friendships.
Included in this unit is:
~All About Me Memory Book: At this time in the year, students' writing skills are underdeveloped, so most pages ask students to tell about themselves through drawing and limited writing. This will help them to feel successful and focus on All About Me instead of writing.
~Guess Who? Craftivity: This is a cute interactive display in which students write fun facts about themselves and try to guess who's who
~Share-a-Story: These printables feature a silly picture and ask groups of students to take turns writing a sentence to complete a story about the picture. This allows students to learn and work together in a fun way.
~We're All Experts: This is a class book in which students make a page that features a skill they can share with the class, thus making everyone an expert that can help someone in need.
~New Friend Interview: Students interview a new friend and create a poster to introduce their friend to the class. There's also a book cover should you wish to make a class book with the posters. There's also a mini-book included.
~Buzz, Buzz: This is a way to partner up students. They all pretend to be a selected animal and make that animal's sound while walking around the room. They try to listen for another student making the same sound and form a partnership.
~Mingle and Teach: Students are given a question card and given a signal to mingle the room. On your command (or with music) students stop and ask their question to the nearest person. Great way to learn new things about classmates.
~Step Forward If... Students walk to the line if they agree with a given statement. Allows students to see they have similarities and differences, both of which are important for diversity.
~All About Me Yearbook: This is a set of printables that students keep and fill out throughout the school year. There is a self-portrait and writing sample for them to complete every month. At the end of the year, compile the printables and you have a portfolio of their work and a wonderful keepsake.
Please see the preview for a look at each page included in this must-have Back-to-School Unit!