Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Writing about Yourself topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Writing Everyday
The best way to foster writing skills and get students excited about writing is to set aside a few minutes each day for writing. Students can keep journals and write whatever they wish, short stories, letters to friends, poems, etc. Encourage students to write with the senses and use strong verbs and adjectives. They should not just list what they did that day, but explain how they felt and what they thought.
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about [keywords]. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. [movie name and link] topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.

My Point of View

Explain to students that many people go through the same experiences but have different points of views, thoughts, and feelings about them. Together with your class, brainstorm and pick an experience that everyone shares, such as having a birthday party or going on a family vacation. Have students write personal essays and stories about their experience. Encourage students to describe how they felt and thought. Then invite student volunteers to share their stories with the class. How are the stories similar and different? What does everyone have in common?


Remind students that a timeline is a graphic organizer where you write a date or year and an important event that occurred during that time along a straight line. A timeline allows you to easily see a sequence of important events in someone’s life. Have students make timelines for their own lives. You may wish to brainstorm important events together, such as dates of birth, when they moved to a new home, when they got a new sibling, when they first learned how to ride a bike, etc. Have students decorate their timelines with pictures or even bring in photographs from home. Post the timelines around the room so students can share their work.