What do/should you tell your students about yourself?

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  1. little317

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    My kids know about my family and have met both my parents on different occasions. They know my real name because I wrote a book and it has my real name for the author. I also talk a lot about my life as a kid. I tell them about my cat and the silly things she does. They don't know my age, but I do tell them that I don't have enough fingers or toes to count out my age, keep in mind my students are beginners at counting.
     
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    I tell the kids stories about when I was a child. I tell them big mistakes I have made. I tell them my age, married, no kids, neices, nephews, that I like most animals, I have a cat, pretty much anything that is not inappropriate that they ask or seems to fit with the occasion. They love stories from when I was little.
     
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    I was reading my lesson plans and it says to write about yourself for one of the writer's workshop lessons. I am going to tell them the city I live in, that I had a red car, that my apartment is 100 years old (that should impress them!) and that I have 3 brothers and 5 sisters! Whew! I will also tell them that I went to their school when I was little and show them pictures. I might also tell them I am learning to play the banjo (sort of- someone gave me one, and I thought it would be good so I could play songs to sing in class... if I can actually learn to play it!) I may also tell them that I love green and I will tell them how much I love to read!


    After my first couple writing pieces I will have to think of more stories about myself.. it'll be hard as I have no pets, kids or significant other. What will I tell them about? Going shopping and going to the gym?
     
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    My friends daughter was telling me some story about her teacher, which involved the teachers BOYFRIEND sleeping over... I felt like it was probably inappropriate for the teacher to be telling that to the kids. I am not very conservative at all, but I can't see telling 5th graders that!!
     
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    I struggle with this too sometimes....

    On Saturday, Miss Buck8teacher was so tired...she feel asleep at 7:00 and didn't wake up until Sunday. On Sunday I went to church, brunch, and then to the grocery.

    So I've filled up my fall Saturdays with a few workshops, a 5k in my college town, and a few out of town trips...but still I sometimes really struggle when doing weekend reports/personal narratives. :)
     
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    I've written about my shopping trips. My kids always ask if I really bought that!

    When I did spelling tests, I would make up sentences using stuff from school or my life. They were always asking if it was true.
     
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    In my school, we choose a student of the week from each class. In my class, as part of this, I give them an All About Me poster to complete, which they share at the class meeting on Friday. Since we obviously don't have a student of the week for the first week of school, I have made a poster for myself. It includes favorites (food, sport, subject, book, animal) hobbies, "I'm a star because...", members of my family, and yes, my age. OK, there. I said it. I tell the students my age. I also include "Three super cool facts about myself are...(I sing opera, I am technology coordinator for the school, I'm friends with Tomie DePaola).
     
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    This is what I share-

    A poster with pictures on it and my interests written all around the edges. They get to meet my parents over the course of the year, and they also hear a lot about my childhood through stories I write. They do eventually learn that I was bullied in school because of something I teach them in class. They will never know where I live or my age. They do quite easily realize, though, that I am in my upper 20s. For some reason, last year's class thought I was 27 when I was still 25. I considered it a compliment. :)
     
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    I made a bb with headings from Carson-Dellosa: My favorite books, my favorite color, my favorite food, my pets, when I grow up I want to be, etc. Then I put pictures under each one. The title is Who am I? Of course I'm first and then we'll use it for the kids. When they ask me my age, I ask them how old they think I am and I'll take whatever age they give me. :lol: I've been everthing from 4 to 100. (although in my mild classroom I was 36 for 3-4 years because it was a mnemonic to remember the # of inches in a yard)
     
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    I have 8th graders so i just told a little about me my likes and interests and about my three kids. I have one in Iraq. one in 11th and one in the 6th. I didnt give to much informaton just enough for them to loosen up and to know me a little.. :)
     
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    Buck8teacher, I do the same thing with me bags! The students bring in me bags at the end of the first week and share w/ the class. They love it.
     
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    I'm pretty open. I don't have a problem telling my age either.
     
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    This is my first year teaching, but I think that I will tell them about my hubby, my children, that I attend church, some of my hobbies, and I would tell them my age, but only if they asked.
     

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