The first day of school is KEY to building relationships and engaging students in your content. It took me a long time to figure out the balance between these two things. Over the years I found that the majority of my junior high school students (age 12-15) were incredibly anxious those first few days. We tried a variety of get-to-know-you games that required students to move around the room, but the conversations were brief, forced, and awkward.
So what to do?
I wanted students to get engaged in our Earth Science curriculum and I desperately wanted to get to know each student. Other teachers had shared "All About Me" worksheets related to their content areas, so I thought I'd try one too!
In the past, this worksheet is historically only available in my Earth Science Full Curriculum Bundle, but you can grab it for free when you head to the link below: