Celebrate your class family with this heart-warming display for the classroom, just in time for National Simultaneous Storytime 2022.
A Family Tree Display with a Difference 🌳
You love your students as though they were your own children and the friendships formed in your classroom are as tight as any family ties. Throw your students’ own families into the mix to create a diverse and inclusive extended class family!
To create your classroom display, provide each student with a leaf to add to the class family tree.
Each leaf asks students to fill out the following information:
- Who am I?
- How old am I?
- Who is in my family?
- Draw or paste a self-portrait
Combine the completed leaves with the tree-trunk and branch cut-outs to create your classroom tree. Add the finishing touches with some beautiful gumnuts, bottlebrushes and blossoms.
Your completed classroom tree will show the world what a diverse, yet tight-knit, classroom family you have.
This resource is the perfect way to help your students explore family in line with the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2022, Family Tree by Josh Pike.
TIP: Want to make your tree even more striking? Use brown felt, crepe paper or cardboard to give the tree trunk and branches some texture.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 🍃
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your social-emotional learning.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Allow students who struggle to communicate through writing the opportunity to draw a picture of themselves with their family.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Why not challenge students to research their own family trees to extend the display even further?
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Simply print a leaf per student and enough copies of the trunk and branches to suit your wall space.
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