THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT ME!
“About Me” Display
Designate a space in the classroom for each child to set up a display, which may
be in a box, on a tabletop, or posted on a bulletin board. The display might
include a favorite toy or a picture of it, photos of her family, a list of things
she can do, a drawing of something she likes about herself, or other items of
importance to her. Allow the children to add to their displays for several days.
At the end of that time, record the children talking about or explaining items
in their “About Me” display or box. Let them invite family and friends to see or
hear the recording. With parent permission, recordings could be included on
classroom or program websites.
markers, paper, tape, poster board, favorite items, and a designated space for
each child’s display
Read and discuss What I Like about Me
by Allia Zobel Nolan.
LE Play, sing, and talk about the songs
“Be Yourself” by Grenadilla, “The
Same as Me” by Grenadilla, “I Love
My Toes” by the Cat’s Pajamas, “That
Would Be You” by the Cat’s Pajamas,
and “Free to Be . . . You and Me” by
Marlo Thomas and Friends.
ALPE Create a class chart with each child’s
name down the left side and traits
(such as cheerful, helpful, kind,
listens, creative, waits turns, shares,
athletic, and musical) across the
top. Help children understand each
characteristic listed, and let them
identify the ones they believe reflect
who they are. Show them where to
mark on the chart the characteristics
that are theirs. Ask children which of
the traits selected they like best.
LME Create a class chart with each child’s
name down the left side and physi-
cal characteristics (such as eye color,
hair color, hair length, skin color,
shoe size, height, and so on) across
the top. Help children understand
each characteristic listed, and let
them identify the ones that reflect
who they are. Show them where on
the chart to mark the characteristics
that are theirs. Ask children which
characteristic they like best of those