As I began to plan the first few weeks of school I wanted to share some of the activities I use in an effort to create my classroom community. This reminds me of the “old school” show and tell. I give this bag, with the poem attached, to the students on the first day. I first share my "Me Bag" (that I created previously) before I introduce the activity to the students. In my past bags I included things like chop sticks (love sushi), running watch (like to run), picture of my husband (obvious) and a set of colored pencils (like to draw). These are just some ideas. The first week of school I select a few students each day to share. By the end of the week all the students have shared. My students have loved it – It even teaches me a lot about them. I give the students an option to decorate the bag at home. Let me know what you think! Click one of the pictures below to download the poem for FREE - it will link you with my TpT store.
- Paper Bag - $1 for 40 @ the Dollar Tree
- Me Bag Poem – Free = )
- Markers/Colored Pencils/Crayons - Optional for decorating