This is a fun beginning of the year project that serves several purposes at once:
• It allows you to get to know your students quickly.
• It gives you a quick glimpse of each child’s writing skills.
• It allows them to write and share about themselves to their peers in a way that might not happen in natural conversation, therefore building community quickly.
I personally like to bind all the Mini Autobiographies into a class book to keep for the year and let them share from.