Saturday, August 11, 2012

All About Me Week

Students love to express themselves, who they are and learn about classmates.
Books that we read during our All About Me Week:
The links below are flipcharts I found for Active Inspire:
  • After reading Chrysanthemum students can write their name on a sticky-note & we graph how may letters each child has in their name.
  • After reading What Is a Family? students can draw a picture of their family in a circle map.
  • After reading It's Okay to Be Different students can create an AB pattern using yellow & blue cirlce cut-outs. Students can draw a happy face on the yellow circles & a sad face on the blue circles.
  • Write each student's name on paper with a white crayon & have students use water paints to paint & discover the hidden message. Students like discovering their name on the paper.
Students can cut/paste pictures of things they like from a magazine onto a circle map.
Students listen to Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom at the listening center. Students make their name with letters that they can connect using string. Students identify letters and build their friends' name using letter tiles.
Friday's Cooking Center: We decorated a cookie that looks like "me". We used an oatmeal cookie for the face, raisins for the eyes, and a red Twizzler for the smile.
We practice learning how to spell our names by pasting snips of construction paper to our name that is written on poster board. The top, right photo is from Students create their name using foam letters on a coconut tree made from construction paper and record the number of letters in their name. My students loved this! Check out her website for tons of amazing ideas. The bottom, left photo is from Students like searching and creating their name using magnets. The bottom, right photo is from the blog, Teaching My Daughter With Down Syndrome. This is a great way to allow students to identify and match letters with magnets to a cooking pan.
I found a picture of our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Name Tree that my students made in class.

The image above is a great idea from Growing Kinders. She has students fill in "is for ______" with their name and decorate the beginning letter of their name. See Growing Kinders for other great ideas.

Click on the link below for the chameleon image-
Students can color their chameleon & then used tissue paper to decorate him.

I saw this great idea on Pinterest that allow students to practice building their name & identifying letters on Kate's blog, Fun In ECSE. You can check out her blog for other great ideas!

Looking for a Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom Unit full of assessments for the beginning of school....
I found this great Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom Unit on TPT & check out her blog:

All About Me 2011-2012 Lesson Plan-

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