I just posted an All About Me Book in my Teachers Pay Teachers store and am so excited to share a little about it with you all. This book will make the CUTEST end of the year piece for students to give to their parents and can be used as a year round project by working on a few pages a month. Here’s a look at the cover:
The notebook comes with 17 pages for students to respond to and 2 additional pages for their handprint and footprint. A MUST for any good All About Me Book! You can choose to do all the pages or as many as you’d like.
Here’s a list of what’s included in the notebook: Cover Page (3 different cover options for a vertical picture, horizontal picture, and one where students can draw themselves & descriptive words) Primary Lined Worksheets (for beginning writers working on letter form) Single Lined Worksheets (for students able to write with proper form)
Crafts: 1. Name (Body) Cut and Paste 2. Age (Cake) Cut and Paste 3. Birthday (Balloons) Cut and Paste 4. Height (Ruler) Cut and Paste 5. Family (Tree) Cut and Paste 6. Phone Number (Phone) Cut and Paste 7. Address (House) Cut and Paste 8. Favorite Book (Book) Cut and Paste 9. Favorite Song (Music Note) Cut and Paste 10. Favorite Television Show (TV) Cut and Paste 11. Favorite Color (Crayon) Cut and Paste 12. Favorite Food (Apple, Cheeseburger, Chicken Nuggets, Cookie, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dog, Ice Cream, Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Pizza, and Ham and Cheese Sandwich) Cut and Pastes 13. Favorite Animal or Pet (Bird, Cat, Dog, Fish, Frog, Guinea Pig, Lizard, Mouse, Rabbit, Snake & Turtle) Cut and Pastes 14. Favorite Season (Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer) Cut and Pastes 15. Favorite Holiday (4th of July, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, & Valentine’s Day) Cut and Pastes 16. Favorite Sports or Activity (Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Ice Skating, Soccer, & Swimming) Cut and Pastes 17. When I Grow Up I Want to Be (Army Man, Artist, Athlete, Chef, Construction Worker, Dentist, Doctor, Firefighter, Parent, Pilot, Policeman, Postman, Princess, Teacher, & Veterinarian) Cut and Pastes
I realize this may seem like a lot, but I want you to know my plan was just to create a notebook with a ton of options and truly make a craft All About Me Book that was true to each child’s responses. Here’s some more details about how to do the crafts in your classroom:
Crafts #1-11 are the easiest for large or small group instruction as the crafts are the same for each page regardless of the student’s writing prompt response. If you aren’t wanting to do all the pages, I would definitely consider these ones first for that reason.
Crafts #12–17 are more suited for one-on-one direction, small groups, or at a center because the craft each student works on will be based on their writing prompt response. For example for favorite holiday, a student could choose New Years Eve and have to make a hat, whereas a student who picks Christmas would make a Christmas tree. While this may seem a little daunting, here are a few suggestions I can make about doing this in your classroom. First do these writing prompt pages/crafts later in the year when your students have gotten use to the notebook and how to assemble the crafts. By the end of the year you will find some students can look at the craft picture example and assemble it completely on their own. Second, before you prep the crafts ask your students what their response will be. Based on your findings you can print the patterns accordingly. Have students who chose the same answer work together on their crafts!
I have included responses that are popular answers for most students but I realize that they may not work for every student. In that situation you can either tell the student to pick one of the responses/crafts I’ve included or to simply draw a picture instead.
Here’s a look at ALL the craft options for this book!
This Book is designed to be bound with a binding comb or with binder rings on white cardstock or construction paper at the size of 8 1/2” by 11”. Both options will work but if you want a sturdier piece to present to parents at the end of the year, I’d recommend the binding comb option.
Another great thing about getting this notebook is that you could make separate class books with the crafts. For instance a stand alone “When I Grow Up I Want to Be Book,” could feature each students career choice and paired craft. Each week a different student can take home the book and share it with their parents.
You can get the All About Me Book here.