This activity is ideal for the start of the year when you want to get to know the class more, although it can be used at any time of the year.
1) Ask the children to write a short description of themselves. These should only consist of a few sentences outlining who they are and what they like to do. They should NOT write their name in these descriptions.
2) When everyone has finished, collect the work, and read out the descriptions to the class. Do not reveal who wrote each description.
3) While you are reading, the class should listen carefully and try to work out who wrote each description (this can be done individually or in small groups).
4) Reveal the writers of each description, and ask the children if they were correct.