This is a reflective activity that is used at the beginning of the school year and then completed at the end of the year. At the beginning of the school year have students assemble the whole book and then complete the first part of the flip book (FIFTH). When students have finished the first part of the book, they will have recorded a short sample from the following areas — Reading, Writing, Math, PE and Art.
Here are a list of the activities that students complete at the start of the year:
1. 5 words that describe them.
2. Art Education - draw a portrait of themselves. I have also included a spot to record their height. (physical characteristics).
3. Physical Education - Students record what they like about PE. Also, they answer an open ended question — “I can…” You could leave this up to the student to answer or you could have your class participate in an activity or two and record the results. An example would be running laps and recording how many the student could do in 5 minutes. Students record a goal for PE. This could be a good time to review goal setting and SMART goals.
4. Students color in apple emojis to show how they feel about reading, writing, math, p.e, and art.
5. Math - students create the hardest math problem that they can solve and record it in the space provided
6. Reading - students record the best book they have ever read and why it was the best. Along with the number of books they read the previous school year.
7. Writing - have students write a short sample using all their writing skills. I like to assign a topic, but it is up to you. I will ask students to respond in a paragraph to the prompt.
**Students will complete these IDENTICAL activities again at the end f they year. They com[are the samples and record what they notice on the last page of the flip book.
It’s a great way for students to see that they have made progress and a wonderful keepsake.