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!