This is a FREE download from TeachersPayTeachers! I'm always looking for "Getting to Know" you activities that I can use during the first days of school, or after a break. The students loved this: they could do it independently, and it created a beautiful puzzle! We did it after our Winter Break, so I had students put their name, three things that make them happy (they were allowed to use images/symbols, and their New Year's resolution for 2018. After they completed their piece of the puzzle I had them present it to the class- I gave students tickets (my classroom reward system) if they asked a question to the person presenting*. After each student finished they hung up their piece of the puzzle to create a whole.
*I was amazed to see how challenging it was for students to ask and answer eachother's questions. I know it's challenging for my students with academic content because we use reciprocal teaching in our class, but I didn't know that it would be challenging for them when it was about their own lives.
Ms. Young is a teacher who wants to keep a record of what works!