All About Me Activities for Back to School in the Classroom

The back to school season is my favorite time of year! I always loved setting up my classroom and planning lots of fun getting to know you activities for my students, old and new. For our Made For Me Literacy All About Me Unit Michaela from Especially Education and I threw all of our favorite “All About Me” activities together as a resource for you to incorporate into your lesson plans for back to school this fall. If you want to read some background on our Made For Me Literacy curriculum, click here and here.

Made For Me Literacy All About Me Unit

This unit is full of fun and engaging activities to do with your special education, preschool, or even kindergarten students. The mission behind this curriculum is provide teachers with engaging, comprehensive reading units that are EASY to implement. We did all the leg work so you can have fun with your students while they are learning a ton!

Each unit comes with 4 full weeks of instruction and a curriculum map that guides you through what to do each day. We incorporate tons of different anchor charts, crafts, writing activities, class graphs, visual recipes for snacks and sensory activities into the month to keep students engaged and excited about learning.

All About Me Literacy Themes and Story Time Lessons

Each month, we break down the main theme into four different themes. For the All About Me Unit, our weekly themes are All About Me, Uniquely Me, Poetry/Body Parts, and Emotions. In every unit, we cover two picture books, one non-fiction text written by team Made For Me Literacy, and one poem with lots of comprehension and vocabulary activities built in each week.

All About Me Activities

The crafts and writing activities in this unit are a great way to get to know students personal interests. The anchor charts in this unit include lots of “getting to know you” activities and class graphs as well as help students make connections with the weekly stories or poem. We also include a vocabulary anchor chart in each unit for additional practice with vocabulary terms. All anchor charts included in our Made For Me Literacy Units will be available in a digital format, so no prep will be necessary if you prefer the digital version.

All About Me Centers, Boom Cards, and No Prep Skill Practice Activities

Our centers cover literacy, math, vocabulary, and the cross-curriculum theme for each month. There are 12 print and prep centers of your favorites (think task boxes, file folders, flip-and-write book). Each of these centers comes with an expansion activity already included. We also include 8 DIGITAL centers that can be accessed on any device (printable version, interactive version, and Boom Cards versions ALL included!). For no prep options, there are 16 print and go practice sheets included that are perfect for reinforcing skills covered in the unit.

All About Me Fun Friday Activities

There are four “Fun Friday” activities built into the month, where students are engaged in either a hands-on sensory activity or they get to prepare a yummy snack by following a visual recipe. For our All About Me Unit, students dig in a sensory bin of letters to spell their names, make DIY finger paint for a special craft, make silly faces from a play dough tray, and make a yummy “Bagel Buddy” from our visual recipe.

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