The first week of school is all about getting to know your students, engaging them in the subject, and really seeing all the wonderful skills they possess. For science classes, a great way to get to know the students and have them get to know each other is to have them do their "All about me" Element poster.
For this introductory activity, students will create a new element based on themselves. It will include their interests, aspirations, and creativity.
This activity is sure to engage students from the start, and provide an excellent starting point for getting to know each other and setting an excellent classroom environment atmosphere together.