KG’s About Me Boxes
What is it ? Our About Me boxes are small boxes, about the size of a shoebox, containing artifacts about us as individuals. These will be shared with our classmates to help them understand who we are.
Why? As a home connection this activity really helps children connect what we do at school with their home life. It also helps bring their home lives into the classroom. It also helps them make connections with other students around them.
How to do it:
Ask your child
- What makes him or her who they are.
- What does your child do well?
- What is your child interested in?
- What are your child’s favorite things to do?
- What does your child want to learn more about?
- What is something that would make us know your child better?
Think together of several artifacts that show your child’s special abilities and interests. Children might include a family picture, a favorite food, something they have made, or a drawing. (Please try to make the artifacts meaningful. If a child chooses to put in a toy car, it should be a special favorite.)
Choose up to 5 artifacts. If the artifact is very special or valuable, please do not send it school. Your child could bring a photograph or draw the item. Also, we understand that some of you might not have your shipments, so your child can be creative and draw or write about special items.
Place all artifacts in a shoebox-size box with your child’s name on the box and decorate it in some special way. Help your child be creative.
Send the About Me Box to school by Monday, September 17th at the latest. Children will be sharing their boxes with their classmates, so they should think about what each artifact represents and why the artifact is important in shaping who they are.
Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions
Julie.Villers@aas.ru, Brittany.Wiese@aas.ru, Lara.Wolf@aas.ru, Nicky.Edwards@aas.ru
We look forward to learning more about your children, your families, traditions and children’s experiences.