Whether you’re starting out the year teaching in the classroom, virtually, or in a hybrid model, getting to know your new students may look different this year. Trying to plan with so many uncertainties is difficult, so having resources that can be presented to students in many ways will be key for feeling prepared.
No matter what the start to your school year looks like, an All About Me Book is a great way to learn about your new students on a personal level, even if you aren’t able to meet with them face to face.Since this back to school All About Me Book comes printable or in Google Slides™, you can use any or all of the pages/slides included:
– This is Me (Portrait)
– More About Me (Traits)
– My Family
– When I Grow Up
– School Favorites
– Life Snapshots
– Summer Vacation
– My Goals
– What I Want to Learn
– Free Write
Some teachers also report success with using this as a first week of school writing activity to assess students Google Classroom knowledge in a non-threatening way.
Having multiple formats allows you to use either just the paper or digital version, or provide students with both options.
A separate link is also included for 2 slides for new ELL or immigrant students. Of course you can have all students fill them out, but they are especially helpful for welcoming your new ELLs.
This Digital and Printable All About Me Book can be found in my TpT shop! The digital and paper can also be purchased separately if you only need one option.