|I go over each image with the class as a way to introduce myself.|
We always do this activity on the first day of school. As the students draw and color, I walk around and ask each student about their work:
"What are you drawing for your favorite thing to do? That's so cool that you enjoy ____ !"
There are 4 boxes on the Name Sign:
1. Someone who taught you something
|My aunt taught me how to keep a puppy occupied|
2. Your favorite place in the world
|Driving in my car , Ernesto, with my two dogs, Lucy & Boomer|
3. Your favorite thing to do
|I love swimming laps|
4. A time when you spent 3 great days in a row
|I spent 3 great days in a row at the beach with my family.|
The First Six Weeks of School suggests pairing students to share their Name Signs with someone, then having each student share something they learned about their partner in a whole-class circle. This activity is terrific every year. It gives me a great way to make a connection with every student right at the beginning, and the sharing process sends the message that we care about the individuality of each student.