This is a great activity for the first days of the school year. Back to school, with a new class!
It helps me to get to know the students and recognize their talents and abilities in an informal way. I glean so much information from this activity!
There is an Australian spelling version and A4 paper option.
There are 4 pages of images to get the thinking happening! This is a cut and paste activity, which is displayed with either a photo or drawn picture of the student.
At the end of the week, they have finished and presented a piece of work which makes a wonderful display for the classroom.
It also encourages the children to chat, compare notes and get to know each other. They become more confident too, as they realize the things about themselves.
There are 2 suggested choices for display included, but I'm sure you'll think of many more.
If this is too easy ...
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