This school year is off to a running start!! I love to start the year off with an All About Me unit (as I'm sure many of you do). Sometimes I like to read excerpts from Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then have the kids tell me how they relate with the characters. Other times I like to read Miss Nelson is Missing or Teacher from the Black Lagoon! In any case, we read the story then we tell about ourselves.
I've downloaded a few forms/worksheets I like to use with the students to get to know them. One is a bubble map (sort of). It's called the All About Me Wheel. I like to take a picture of each kid and put it right in the middle of that center circle. Then the kids choose an adjective that describes themselves for each line coming out of the circle. This is also a great time to discuss what an adjective is and to access how concrete and/or abstract your student's language is.
The other worksheet I like to do is a little more in depth (for use with higher cognitive level students); All About Me Worksheet. This one shows me what the student thinks of himself and allows me to access his written language skills. The other worksheets are from Anna. She did a great job putting together worksheets that can be used for any level. One requires the student to say what favorite things he/she likes; Favorite Things. Another allows you to access the student's ability to complete sentences; If I Could... The students fill in the blank, "If I could fly, I would go . . ." How cute is that?! There is also a worksheet that allows the children to talk and write about what they want to be when they grow up;When I grow up. Another worksheet asks questions about their family members such as "Who is your favorite family member?" and "Which family member do you wish you could see more?";Family Members Well, we hope you enjoy some of our All About Me worksheets!