I am not going to lie, being at a new school is tough and getting to know a whole new caseload is overwhelming! I probably won't get to use this during this school year as we are already in full-swing week four, but I thought I'd share something I kind of threw together tonight.
Let me preface this by saying first and foremost, I use Mac Pages to create all of my "homemade" materials. I sometimes like to tinker around with the pre-made templates. I did not create the initial design for the brochure or the clipart/frames. I simply modified the templates by flipping, copying/pasting, etc. to make this what I wanted it to be!
I also want to say I live in a dream world when designing things. I know that 99% of us can't print these in color for all of our speech students, but a girl can dream. These should print in black and white just fine!
I love the clip art within the template, courtesy of Mac Pages! I am working on creating some of my own, hopefully here soon!
From my experience, just printing them off one sided and double sided in the copy machine is easier. Whatever floats your boat! These are simple tri-fold brochures. Double-sided is a must in the end!
These would be the outside covers. Front cover is on the right side with a spot for a self-drawn portrait and handwritten name. Back cover is a place to reflect on goals for the upcoming school year. The inside back cover is a review of what happened this summer, which can be used to target narratives/sequencing. These could be handwritten or drawn, based on whatever age level you are working with!
Inside cover has a little more writing, but I think it is pretty doable. On the right side is a "WH" question collection revolving around the student. The two left side panels include a section that involves describing/adjectives, naming and identifying, and counting.
I also think this is feasibly something that could be spread over multiple sessions for better quality. I would love to share my template with you, but first .... I want to learn about you! I need ten different commenters to tell me how you found me, how often you visit, and how you break the ice with your new students, elementary or high school or beyond! After I receive ten comments, I will upload my free downloadable All About Me Brochure PDF here to Heard In Speech!
Happy Speeching! :)
Edit: Thank you for the ten comments! The download is now posted below! :)