All About Me book/Upper grade

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  1. Gopher4

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    I was wondering if anyone knew of a site or had a resource that would have an All About Me or Spotlight on Me book for the beginning of the year that would be appropriate for 4th grade. Most of the ones I've seen are just too primary. I've ordered some from Really Good Stuff before, but was hoping to find one I could just create or print out. Any ideas? Thanks
     
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    I have bought a pack of posters for my kids to fill in and decorate the past couple of years and they like doing that. I hang the posters in the hall for Open House. I look and see if I can find the name of the people that make them.
     
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    I'm going to have my 5th graders design brochures about themselves.
     
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    Good idea. Do you have a certain format you'll have them use, or are you just going to let them freestyle?
     
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    Glyphs are always great for things like this and the older kids love them!
     
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    Last year I made my own Backpack Glyph because all the ones I was finding were very primary. Did you find a resource with upper level glyphs?

     
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    I'm going to pre-fold a tri-fold type of brochure from cardstock.
     
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    I believe there's a brochure template on Microsoft Word for brochure styles. I know that's what I use for a "Parent Brochure".
     
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    I ordered the posters for each child to fill out from Scholastic. I am excited about having my kids do these this year. It's my first year to have my students do these.
     
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    I have kind of what you are seeking, but I also have a survey lurking around somewhere in my files as well that I hand out the first day of school. Here's one thing...

    http://teachingvision.org/resources/thisisme.pdf

    Upsadaisy, tell us more about the brochures... :)
     
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    I can't get the link to work.

     
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    What are the posters called?

     
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    I looked at the posters offered by Scholastic and decided to make my own using Microsoft Word. It's amazing what you can do with text boxes, clip art and fonts these days. The only drawback is that I'm limited to the size - no greater than 11" x 17", which still has enough space to work with. On the upside, you can customize it to suit your kids as you get to know them.
     
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    I like to create my own stuff-too!!! Maybe I should make one as well!
     
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    I'm going to keep my brochures low-tech so we can do them in class (no computers in the room). I'll provide various 'text boxes' and frames (like scrapbooking ones) they can choose from, maybe some text bubbles, too. I'll bring in some brochures of any type to discuss first. My plan is to do a bulletin board with baby photos that they bring in on one side and their brochures with pictures on the other. Maybe call it Then and Now or something like that. Maybe we'll make copies of the brochures to hand out and invite the younger kids to come see the board. That might work.
     
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    We do a lot w/ powerpoints, may be to difficult at the beginning. Each year we always do an autobiography(birth year, kindergarten memories, 4th grade expectations, and when I grow up) I send home questions for each section for the parents to help them w/. Then we work on paragraphs for each page. Some years we type them if there is time. At then end they decorate the pages and put their picture on the front. We bind them and display for PT conf.
     

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