Sunday 11 September 2011

More "All About Me"

This week we will be continuing our "All About Me" study. On Monday, we will talk about feelings. I love reading this ABC book called "Have You Ever Noticed? An A-Z Look at FEELINGS and ACTIONS!" by Ray Ali and Rudy Ambtman.

Some other good books to read about feelings are:

Students will each get their own "My Feelings" book. We will read the sentences together and then students will draw their face for each feeling. Click the picture to download.

The next day we will talk about our family. We will read the book "Who's In a Family?" by Robert Skutch. We will talk about who is in our families and make an anchor chart with family vocabulary (mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma...)

As you can tell, I love using read alouds to teach concepts. They always lead to such great discussions and text-to-self connections. Here are some other good family read aloud books:

I will have students draw a picture of their family and label the people in their picture. I will ask them to just draw the people who live in their house (yes, pets included). Click on the pic to download.

I love talking about all the special things each kid can do. We had a whole school assembly on Friday and one of the themes was the multiple intelligences and how everyone is smart in some way. They had a staff member represent each intelligence in some way. When we went back to the room, I talked about it with my first graders and how everyone is good at something, but everyone can work hard to get better at other things. This will go well with our "I Can" lesson. I love the classic story "The Little Engine That Could". After reading it, students will create their own train book. On each page, students will complete the sentence starter "I can..." Click the pic to download.

After reading Mercer Mayer's "When I Get Bigger", I will ask my students what they might want to be when they get bigger. I will record everyone's responses on chart paper then have students complete a page to put together in a class book. I have included the title page and student work page. Click either pic to download.

We will be doing "All About Me" glyphs on Friday. I will take some pictures to show you how they turn out!

Have a great week everybody!


  1. You have a cute blog I have a question, how did you make your signature? I would love to have one but have no idea how to do it

    Ms. Patterson
    Pocket Full of Kinders

  2. Actually, I have no idea! My signature came as a part of my blog template that I purchased from Dreamlike Magic Designs. I did a little search though, and Kevin & Amanda have a tutorial on their page on how to add your own signature file. Click here to see their blog about it. Hope it works out for you!

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment! I know a lot of people do bugs in the spring. I used to also but it goes along with some of the other things we were doing so we switched it up. I have a question. Where did you get the cute borders you have around your printables? I am a new follower!

  4. Reagan,

    The borders are two different sets from Crisdam Designs that I bought from "Gotta Pixel".

    Here are the links to the two sets I have:

    Doodle Do Page Borders
    Doodle Do The Edges

  5. I LOVE the class books! I teach 2nd grade, but these are prompts that would still work. Is there any way you could add an "extra page" for kids who write more than a couple of lines? Apparently my writing lines don't quite match yours. (I know, it's a little OCD, but still- yours are so cute!)

    I am loving your blog :)

  6. luckeyfrog,

    Thanks for the comment! Are you looking for the book pages with extra lines or just a full page of lines? I could do either! Leave your email and I can send them right to you.


  7. I was hoping for a full page of lines, so that I could give my kids your page and then an extra page for more writing. Thanks! I am so excited.

    I always worry about spammers, but it's

    jenala87 @ gmail .com