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This “Meet the Teacher Day” scavenger hunt and self-portrait activity results in a class quilt.
K, 1, 2, 3
Title – Scavenger Hunt and Class Quilt
By – Karen Doyle
Primary Subject – Other
Grade Level – K-3
Our county starts the year off with “Meet the Teacher.” It is a time for the children to enter the classroom with their parents and “Meet the Teacher.” (This occurs the week before school starts.) I always do a scavenger hunt. I have papers prepared directing the students to different areas in the room (Sign in, their desk, computer centers, etc.) This gives me time to visit with all parents and students. I am one of the centers on the list. There is also a center for quilt making.
Prepare 5 inch white blocks of construction paper. Provide pencils, crayons, and markers. The students are to draw a self-portrait and write their name on the front. (I prepare mine as an example.) During this center, the parents have an emergency form to fill out. This way both child and parent are busy.
When the students leave, I put the blocks together on a large sheet of colored butcher paper. (Leave some blank spaces for additional students.) It is on display on the first day of school and stays up all year. At the end of the year, I take the quilt apart and each child takes home his/her quilt block.
Assessment: We discuss how we could not make a quilt with just one block. It took all of us put together to make the quilt, just as it takes all of us together to make a class.
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