As I talked about last week, we are getting ready to start our All About Me Unit this month. Last week, I sent home a note to all my students asking their parents to fill out a current phone number and address that their child could learn. When I tested all of my kids, only ONE knew his phone number and address (part of this could be because my kids didn't understand the questions, but still...we obviously need to work on this!) Back when I first started teaching, I used to teach my students their home phone number, but lately I have been thinking that knowing a parent's cell phone number might be more appropriate if a student is ever needing to get ahold of their parents (I mentioned this in the note as well for parents to consider when providing a phone number for their child to learn). Once I got all the information back from the parents, I created these cute re-usable books for each student so we can work on learning their personal information every day!
Here is a sample cover (of me!)
This is the first page...students work on name, gender, hair color, and eye color. The picture choices are stored on the bottom of the page (there are correct/incorrect answer choices available). So the student has to find the correct answer and place it next to the correct statement. For instance, they need to find their name and put it in the box next to the phrase "my name is." To make this easier for some of my students, I will only include the correct answers at the bottom of the page.
This page is working on learning phone numbers. The numbers are stored at the bottom and students need to put them in the correct order at the top of the page. When we start out, I will write in all the numbers on the top of the page (with dry erase marker since the pages are laminated). Students will start out matching the numbers. Once they can do that, I will start erasing numbers from the end of the phone number to see if they can begin to memorize the order.
This is the address page. Students have to put their house number and street on the top line, city/state on the middle line, and country on the bottom line. Again, pictures needed to complete the page are located at the bottom (including some wrong answers).
This is the last page. Students have to identify school, teacher, room number, and a friend. Again, pictures needed to complete the page are at the bottom (I blurred out the names for privacy sake).
I'm super excited about these books and can't wait to use them with my kiddos this week. I did make some of my books easier by including more pictures and less words in the answer choices. For instance, pictures of teachers/friends instead of names. I'll let you know how it goes!