Back To School Activity

Are you looking for something new to do with your kids this year?  Are you presenting at a workshop and need an ice breaker activity?  Try this. This is a great getting to know you activity.  Perfect for older students.  After creating this, your students present to their classmates.

A Yard of Me:

My name is Mrs. Parker This fall will be my 14th year teaching. I will teach kindergarten but have previously taught first through third grades.  I have a small family.  My husband of six years and my four year old son.  I don't know what I'd do without my boys. My favorite color is green and I like the number seven. I love my iPad and love to read books.  I may have a book obsession. I love a good cup of coffee and pastry in the morning. My favorite place to visit is Disneyland.  We go as often as we can!  Currently, I love reading books with great illustrations and simple texts; Mo Willems and Jan Thomas are current favorites at bedtime. 

Happy Teaching and Learning!


  1. Hi Mrs. Parker!

    I just love this activity. What a great way to slip in measurement. I will complete this activity with my kids. Thank you.

    PS. I enjoyed the book study! Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

    Primary Graffiti

  2. I have been doing a similar activity for the past few years called Math About Me. I send the project home with the students and they work on it together. Then my students come back and present it. It makes a wonderful getting to know you display. Thanks for sharing a new way to do it!

  3. OHHHHH!! I LOVE this! Thanks so much! Definitely on my to do list for the first week of school!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

  4. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love this idea!! I'm definitely doing this idea at the beginning of the year...thanks for sharing!

  6. Love it! I think I'll try doing a section a day with my students for the first week or two of school!
    Keen on Kindergarten

  7. Super cute. Thanks for posting!

  8. You are SO creative - I will definitely share this with mt teachers!!

  9. I love this idea!

  10. What a fun activity! Thank you for sharing. ^_^

  11. What a great idea! I think I'm going to do one part a day and create a filmstrip. Our classroom theme is Hollywood. Love getting new ideas. Thanks for sharing!
    Robin (Bigbird)


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