Presentation on theme: "LETTER TO MYSELF A Snapshot of Who I Am Today. OVERVIEW You have had your first taste of a new school year and a new high school. This can be considered."— Presentation transcript:
OVERVIEW You have had your first taste of a new school year and a new high school. This can be considered a milestone. It marks an important event in your personal history and your academic career. It’s your first week of high school! That’s a big deal. And in order to preserve the memory of this week, you will be writing a letter to yourself.
OVERVIEW CONT. Each high school year will be very exciting. You will grow tremendously both intellectually and physically. In order to better appreciate all the changes that you will experience this year, you need to have a record of yourself at the beginning. Thus, your short writing assignment is a letter to yourself.
PURPOSE The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a verbal “snapshot” of who you are RIGHT NOW and at the beginning of high school. This letter will be read ONLY by YOU; so be open and honest. I/we will give this letter back to you in June. It will remain sealed and safe until then.
RESULT When you read the letter in June, you will be so surprised by the many changes you experienced. You will be amazed by the memories of those first few days of high school. You will realize how much you’ve grown. You will enjoy reading about who you were back in September 2014. You will laugh at yourself, and you may cry at yourself. It will be very worth your while to take this seriously.
BEGIN YOUR LETTER LIKE THIS… Dear Me, Today is (date), and I just began high school. I am writing myself this letter so that I may better remember who I was at the beginning of my high school career.
CONTENT OF THE LETTER In essence, all you are to write about is who you are right now. You are to describe yourself as completely as you can. You are to write about what is relevant in your life, what you are currently experiencing/feeling/thinking. You are to write about the current state of YOU. Some ideas/suggestions will follow.
Suggestions: Describe yourself physically: height, weight, hairstyle/color, clothes you wear/style, unique physical traits—what do you look like today? Who are your current friends? Who would you like to be friends with? Who is your current boyfriend/girlfriend? Who would you like to be your boyfriend/girlfriend? Who is your best friend today? Describe your family. What is happening in your family today? What is making you happy, proud, excited, sad, concerned or afraid? What is happening in the world today? What is trending? What is popular? How do you feel about these trends? What do you like to do in your free time? Be specific Who or what do you admire today?
Continued Suggestions… What are your impressions so far of AHS? What do you think about your teachers, other students, your classes, policies, procedures etc How are you feeling after your first week? Have you met anyone new yet? Who? What do you think about him/her? What are your goals for this year? What are your high school goals? What are you excited about? What makes you nervous? What are your concerns? What do you predict will still be true about yourself and your life when you read this in June? Why? What will not be? Why not?
SEALED ENVELOPE PLEASE WRITE YOUR FULL NAME YOUR ADVISORY NUMBER THE DATE THIS CLASS PERIOD MAKE SURE IT IS LEGIBLE IN CASE YOU ARE NO LONGER IN THIS CLASS IN JUNE
GRADE In order to earn credit for this assignment, you are to show us 4 written sides of paper. 2 pages, front and back = A for a particpation grade