The first day of school is a mile marker, and I am obsessed with taking pictures to preserve the rite of passage. Although pictures speak a thousand words, they don’t tell the whole story. Part of what is exciting about a new school is how much kids change in a single year – what they learn, what they like, how they write and think and, of course, how they look. In thinking about how to preserve those sweet changes, I came up with an “All About Me” printable for my daughter to fill out.
Last spring I created a Thank You Teacher for my daughter’s class, and I had so much fun seeing how all of the kids filled it out. Using that idea I created a form for my daughter to fill out about her favorite things, in her adorable handwriting.
Now not only will I always be able to remember her favorite things, but I will also be able to see it all in her hand – including her signature. Oh I love this idea so much, I just wish I thought of it before my daughter entered Kindergarten.
All About Me Free Printable
The next thing I did was make an All About Me printable for all of the grades, because you can be sure I will have my daughters fill it out all the way through high school. Even though Sissy can’t fill it out in her handwriting yet, I even made one for preschool so I can at least fill out her thoughts until she can master her own pencil.
- First Grade
- Second Grade
- Third Grade
- Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade
- Sixth Grade
- Seventh Grade
- Eighth Grade
- Ninth Grade
- Tenth Grade
- Eleventh Grade
- Twelfth Grade
The All About Me printable captures three important parts of childhood — your child’s thoughts, a photo and their handwriting. Each changes so much in a year so taking this snapshot is a great way to look back and see how much your child has grown.
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