Friday, May 13, 2011

All About Me

Yes, you are going to want to encourage the use of the words “I,” “me,” and “my” as much as possible in this project. But I promise, this is one time you WILL be happy with the results!


Stored lovingly in a closet at my parents' house is a turquoise 3-ring binder. It's my treasured All About Me book, crayoned at the tender age of 5.


I vaguely remember working on it over the course of several months...Mom would have me add a page or two a week. And the enjoyment in looking through it now certainly was worth every painstakingly printed letter in that awkwardly-gripped, fat-pencil scrawl of long ago.



My 6-year old son and 3-year old daughter started their own All About Me books this week. I grabbed a handful of white printer paper, my 3-hole punch, and a couple of 3-ring binders I had around. Each page has a sentence or two about one part of their life. My son printed his own sentences...sometimes copied from my writing. I took dictation from my daughter. Then we pulled out the markers and crayons and they illustrated their own works. As they colored, I remembered my own book...and the all-important belly button detail!



These are some pages we'll try to include:


My name is... I am ___ years old.
This is my family...
Here is our house...
When I grow up, I want to be...
My favorite vacation was....
I have the most fun when I am...
My favorite animal is...
My favorite food is.../My least favorite food is..!
My favorite Bible story is...
I am thankful to God for...
My best friend is... What I like about him/her is...
My Mom/Dad is a...(occupation).
Our family enjoys....together.
The place I would most like to visit is....
I like to pretend that I am...
If I had a million dollars I would...
My favorite book/toy is...
A chore I can do is...
I would like to learn how to...

My plan is to add pages once or twice a week over the summer.


I can't wait to see how these stories develop! I know they will be two of my all-time favorite reads.

6 comments:

  1. I love it! I have Dr. Seuss's My Book About Me from when I was young and I (and my kids) love looking at it. I may do this with them. Fun!

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  2. Love this idea!!! Going to try this out! :)

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  3. LOVE THIS IDEA!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great idea -- thanks for the reminder! My friends and I do a pre-school group and for one of our units we make All About Me Books just like this -- my girls LOVE looking at them!

    --bettijo
    www.PagingSupermom.com

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  5. Catching up on your blog! Love this idea too!

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