This is one of my favorite beginning of the year getting to know you activities. Have students work on this packet throughout the week and display it during Back to School Night. Keep these and return to students at the end of the school year. Students will be able to look at work they created at the beginning of the year and celebrate their growth.
Here’s what this packet includes:
*Welcome Back to School Portrait (color and black & white)
*All About Me (color and black & white)
* What I Did This Summer (color and black & white)
*This Year I want to Learn All About (color and black & white)
*My Favorite (color and black & white)
*My Favorite Book Is (color and black & white)
*When I Grow Up (color and black & white)
*Scavenger Hunt (color and black & white)
*Trace Your Hand (color and black &white)
*Write a Letter (color and black & white)
How to Use:
picture or individual pictures the first weeks of school. Have students cut them and paste them in the box. OR have students draw their own picture.
All About Me: Have student fill out their information. Write the school’s name, your name, and your classroom’s name on the board to make sure they spell it correctly.
What I Did This Summer: Students can either write what they did this summer, draw a picture, or do both!
This Year I Want To Learn All About: Prompt students to write what they are excited to learn this year.
My Favorite: Have students write or draw their favorite things.
My Favorite Book Is: Have students write their favorite book and author. If they don’t have a favorite book/author, have them write “I don’t have one yet, but will soon.” They can also draw a picture of their favorite book.
When I Grow Up: Have students either draw or write out what the future will look like for them.
Scavenger Hunt: Set rules and expectations for scavenger hunt. Have students circulate the room asking each other the scavenger hunt questions. This activity should take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Have students write their friend’s name once they find a match.
Trace Your Hand: Have students trace their hand. At the end of the school year they can see if their hand grew or not.
Write a letter: Have students write a letter to either their future selves in June, a parent, a friend, or you! Have them start with “Dear ____, “ and include in the body what they are excited about, what they want to learn, and what they want to get better at.