Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Me Bags" - First Day of School

The students' "homework" for the first day of school is to fill up a brown paper bag with 5 or 6 things that are important to them.  Over the next several days, they take turns sharing their bags with the class and talking a bit about themselves.  It's a fun, easy way for the class to get to know each other a little better!  Before the first day of school, I print off "Me Bag" poems and staple them to the top of the bags.  Click the photo to download a copy of the poem labels!

I found this poem online years ago, but have NO clue who to give the credit to!  If you know who deserves credit for the original idea, please let me know!  :)

See my earlier Bead Glyph post for another fun, First Day activity!


  1. I absolutely love these fun ideas! Thanks for sharing Jessica! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I just found (and am now following) your blog! We do "me bags" too, but I absolutely love your cute poem to send home...much cuter than the boring note I've used before!


    Third Grade's A Charm

  3. Great poem for the me bag idea! Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hello! I'm about to start student teaching in a kindergarten classroom and I was wondering what your experiences with this activity have been and if you have any suggestions! I was so glad to come across this and want to try it! thanks! Your blog is wonderful! :)

  6. I cannot find the poem. Where should it be?