How I've Grown!
This creative book project is great with the younger grades to be
implemented from Pre-k all the way to Grade 3.
MATERIALS YOU'LL NEED:
- White drawing paper
- crayons or markers
- picture of each student
- a three-hole puncher
- some ribbon to tie each student's book together
Depending on their age and capability of spelling, the first page
should have their name, grade level, and age.
The cover page can be done in one of two ways:
- have each student bring in a picture of themselves
- or split the page and have the students draw themselves and paste
their pictures at the back. This last idea can be used as a guessing game where the teacher picks up and shows the class a
drawing on the cover and have them try and guess who it is.
Some suggestions for the inside pages of the How I've Grown book can
- what's my favorite color
- what's my favorite toy
- what's my favorite sport
- what's my favorite animal
The teacher will have the question on each page written or if the
student is old enough they can write it on their own. Then each child will draw their answer, or for the older grades, they
can draw and write something about it, as well.
Once this project is complete, the students will place the ribbons
in and out of the holes and the teacher can tie them or use this opportunity to teach them how to make a bow tie.
AIM OF THIS PROJECT:
This project is intended to get the children interested in writing
their own books. Also, by the end of Grade 3, each child will see how they've grown, how their tastes in certain sports/colors/toys/animals
may have changed. It's their first step in writing.