All About Me Back to School Cell Phone, Art and Writing Activity

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The Imagination Box
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Fantastic resource - exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much for taking the time to make this!
My students loved using this resource to get to know each other and for me to understand and get to know my students! Nowadays these students love cell phones and technology. Thank yo.
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Engage your student creatively during the first week back to school with this cool 'All About Me' cell phone getting to know you, art, and writing activity.

Kids love cell phones and technology and respond enthusiastically to this creative activity.

Construct a fold-out booklet-style 'art-phone', and then respond to image-making prompts on the front cover and the written elements inside.

Teachers, get to know more about your new students in a fun way, and your students can share about themselves with their peers.

Ideal for use as a back to school icebreaker or community-building activity.

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1. The front cover of the activity:

Invite students to respond to and illustrate the 9 questions or prompts, with thumbnail doodles or drawings:

• Age

• My family

• Best food

• Favorite animal

• Favorite color

• Best subject

• Dream destination

• I love...

• I don't like....

2. The fold-out inside pages:

’Let's Chat', is designed in a text message style, and asks more investigative questions:

• How will you achieve your goals?

• What support do you need?

• What do you like most about school?

• What do you like least about school?

’More About Me’, prompts the following:

• My top 3 goals

• 5 fascinating facts about me

• People like me because

• Open-ended questions to complete, I aim to… I wonder if…I imagine that…. I feel….

Please note this activity includes 2 sizes of art-phone templates to choose from:

1. smartphone size 3.7x7.3 inches

2. tablet size 5 x 10 inches

Students can also opt to do the one-dimensional cover or the full fold-out option with written responses, depending on time available, age and ability

Templates with UK/CAN/NZ/AUS spellings for 'favourite and colour" templates are also included in the pack

What materials are needed?

• Use card stock for best results - the phones will be more robust!

• Scissors and glue stick

• Pens/pencils/colored markers for the artwork and written work

• These templates are designed to print on US letter/A4 size paper

Considerations and how to use this activity:

• Encourage students to move beyond words, and 'draw their answers'

• Consider the space around the images they draw

• How do the 9 images look collectively?

• Is there an emerging theme or style or color?

• What colors do we associate with words?

eg carrot: orange and green

• How do students feel about the first week back to school?

• It’s OK to express dislikes as well as likes, our fears along with our hopes

The completed phones slip comfortably into a back pocket for play.

Peg them up collectively as a classroom garland or decorate a wall, door, or your bulletin board

Further activities included in the packet:

1. All About Us garland

2. Abstract coloring activity, exploring warm and cool colors

You might like to view my collection of creative Back to School resources or click on the resource links below:

A Backpack About Me

A Ball About Me

A Bee About Me

A Hoodie About Me

A Phone About Me

A Robot About Me

A T-Shirt About Me

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Happy teacher feedback

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jessie R says,

“Was honestly surprised by how much my students loved this activity. They were super creative and it was something they could relate to in real life.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Catherine M says,

“The 6th graders really thought this was a cool "back to school" activity. I displayed their work on the document camera as they shared! I learned a lot about the students as well, through the activity. It also made a nice bulletin board.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Morgan M says,

“I love this resource. It is a fun way to start the beginning of the school year. My students really love that it looks like an Instagram page. I feel like it is a great way to connect with students in the beginning of the year and different than all the other All About Me pages they have done in years prior. ”

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Total Pages
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