For this project students first learned about their individual learning styles, and continued with self-exploration and getting to know one another.
The document includes directions and a rubric for creating a "selfie project". The student's job is to create a collage or collection of drawings, quotes, clippings, words, phrases, pictures, etc. that express who they are as a person. In the center of the collage should be a photo of the student (the selfie). For students who did not have the ability to take a selfie or print it, I offered to do this portion in class. It was their job to include everything else.
This was an excellent project to start off the year with. I had students present their projects and it really helped them to get to know one another and relate to each other right off the bat. I will definitely be sure to start my year off again this way next year!