I had my twin daughters come in and take photos of my students on their first day of school. (I just had to play with my new photo printer that year.)
Students created a scrapbook page using the prompts on the handout. It was a simple, non-threatening activity for the first day of school.
I plan on using Flipgrid (by the way...did you know this is now a FREE resource?!?) to simulate this assignment this year. I will write it up once I get it straight in my head.
This is for those of you who are not one-to-one with technology (or who just like to do things "old school").
The instructions appear twice so you only have to make half as many copies (ooo...homophone use...I'm such an English teacher)
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