Back to School Character Traits Self-Portraits

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Two Boys and a Dad Productions
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Description

Use this selfie project at the beginning of the school year as a "Get to Know Me Activity." Students identify their character traits to complete a self-portrait but with a modern twist.

HOW IT WORKS

So let's make an iPortrait! What's an iPortrait? Essentially it's a self-description using character traits and a selfie. They also make a great bulletin board or other display for Back to School Night or Open House.

PART 1

The students explore the positive, neutral, and negative Character Traits Chart and identify one of each to describe himself or themselves. Then the student completes an iPortrait Planner to show evidence that the traits describe the student.

PART 2

In this part, the student then uses the information gained from the previous part to make an iPortrait and a Selfie. Once complete, the class can play a “Guess My Trait game!" In small groups or the whole class, students read aloud the trait evidence while others try to guess the trait.

PART 3

Now the student gets to interview a fellow student and learn about his/her character traits. Then the student makes a Classmate iPortrait. The teacher collects the Classmate iPortraits and reads them aloud without mentioning who it is. The students have to guess who it is based on the character traits described in the game “Guess Who I Am?

PART 4

Six more templates! Here are some more ideas for your students to get to know each other better and find common bonds and likes.

  • My Vacation Photo Album (draw pictures and write about activities done during the vacation break)
  • My Goals for the Year (students pick five goals for the year)
  • My Favorite Vacation Book (students share their favorite book read on vacation break)
  • If My Life Were a Movie (students pick a movie that describes their life)
  • Put Yourself in the Spotlight (students write and draw about a particular talent)
  • Who's That Cute Baby? (students bring in baby pictures and add information while the others try to guess who that baby is).

PART 5

Students also can use the Paper Student Cut Out to make a Trait Puppet that reflects his/her traits.

Use one or all parts during the first week of school so students can get to know each other in a fun way!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Seven tablet templates for making the iPortraits in black OR white (students can color it in with their favorite color)
  • list of positive, negative, and neutral character traits
  • graphic organizer to prepare a description of oneself based on character traits
  • puppet template that can be used for a bulletin board
  • examples of a complete iPortrait using President Obama (color and black and white versions)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SOFTWARE PROGRAM. THESE ARE PRINTABLE TEMPLATES THAT LOOK LIKE A TABLET DEVICE.

TEACHERS, LIKE YOU, SAID…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amberly F. says, "Love this item! Not only does it go with my classroom theme and teach character traits, as an IB school it's the perfect template for my students to display the Learner Profile traits that describe them!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sandra E. says, "This was a hit with my grade 4 class!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Hope L. says, "Perfect to use at the beginning of the year when teaching positive behaviors at school. This can easily be tied in with reading and social studies. We used it after a unit on citizenship."

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