Personality Trees

Illustration Elements

Illustration Éléments

Illustration Sub-competencies


After exploring the Core Competencies through picture books, students imagined themselves as trees and created “personality trees” that represented various aspects of their personality. The activity offered students a concrete way of exploring their identity. The teacher provided the following outline:

  • Roots: background and beliefs
  • Trunk: family structure
  • Branches: relationships and connections; interests
  • Leaves:  knowledge
  • Buds:  ideas and hopes for the future
  • Fruits: achievements
  • Flowers: what makes them special; strengths
  • Thorns: challenges and difficulties



I can describe different aspects of my identity.

I can identify my individual characteristics and explain what interests me. I can describe different groups that I belong to.