Here is the graphic organizer I will be using on the first week of school. Students will pick 2 symbols that represent themselves and begin to decorate their Cowboy boots. I normally print these out on cardstock, then I use them to decorate my classroom for Open House or Meet the Teacher. I have attached a sample finished product in the preview.
You can also expand this lesson and have students write a personal essay using this graphic organizer as a guide. Or you can have students pair up, and have students explain to the class what they have learned about their partner. This helps me, as the Teacher, connect faces to names. Enjoy!