I also tell the class that the items must be in a separate bag, not just in their backpack. This is because one year (and I share this with the class) I had a student bring up their backpack and pull out 5 random things that were inside it. ” I uh.. brought this pencil because I like to write… and uh… I brought this eraser because it is my uh… lucky eraser…”
I hope you consider this Me Bag for your first week of school. It is so engaging, the kids love it and it builds community to your new class. Check it out here at my TpT store.
Lisa Bee (Grade 4 Buzz) says
What a great idea! I'm going to do this too!
Grade 4 Buzz
This is an awesome idea!
Anisa @ Creative Undertakings
Hannah Burns says
I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Cute in the Classroom
What fun. I think this looks like a fantastic way for kids to share a little about them and gives those who get a little nervous sharing concrete things to help them keep their focus. Thanks for sharing!
On the Trail of Learning
Traci Bender says
Love this idea! Will definitely be doing this! Thanks!
The Bender Bunch
Deb Hanson says
This is a great idea! After all, all kids like the opportunity to share things about themselves. ~Deb
Literacy Teacher says
I love this idea! I don't know if I could only choose 5 things. LOL !