Start of the school year with this free activity to get to know your new kids on you caseloads!
I like to use this self-reflective coloring activity for the first day of speech/language therapy or when I get a new student on my caseload. Before beginning the activity, I typically need to discuss the meaning of the vocabulary words “talent” and “challenges.” I reassure the students that everyone will have different talents and challenges, and that this is okay! I also remind them that our challenges can become talents with practice and hard work!
With this activity sheet, students are directed to color in each shape according to whether the statement is a talent of theirs or a still a challenge for them. I often have students who say it’s a talent- but it’s still challenging sometimes. In these cases, the student can color the shape half blue and half orange. If I child has never tried the activity/skill listed, leave it white.
I have used this get-to-know-you activity page with my new caseloads over the years, and I always gain valuable insight into a child’s skills, self-awareness, and interests. The activity takes 30 minutes to complete for most of my speech and language groups.
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