Review paragraph writing and give your students the opportunity to learn about their classmates with this back-to-school activity. Modeling for the class, write a paragraph telling about yourself. As you write, point out the main idea or introduction and then write three detail sentences about yourself. End with a conclusion.
Here is our example paragraph:
I am a fifth grade teacher at Cactus Elementary. I went to college at Purdue University and have been teaching for 8 years. I am married and have a son and daughter. I love books and read all of the Harry Potter books over the summer. I am excited about a great year!
You will need to remind students not to use their name in their paragraph. When finished, we like the idea of hanging the paragraphs on a bulletin board. Take each student’s picture and print them. Put a folder with the pictures by the paragraphs. As a morning activity, have students match the pictures with each student. This is also a great diplay for your open house. Keep the writing sample to add to your student portfolios.
We have created a writing page for your students to use: Who Am I?