While going through a folder today I found my transition "getting to know you" activity. I have used this activity in grades 1-3 and found it to be very versatile.I give students the option of drawing or writing and find that even my low-literacy students will do some writing.
This activity adds a splash of colour and information ready for acquaintance night. For schools that use portfolios each term this piece makes an excellent reflective work sample for the final term. I get students to reflect on what they wrote, how they presented the information and how they think they have grown.