Sunday, July 31, 2011

What's in my Sack?

For the past several years, I've done the All About Me Bag (after reading Shel Silverstein's poem...which is attached).  I put several items that tell about me in a small paper bag.  I have pictures of my kids, and our summer vacation.  I put in a monkey (as they are my favorite animal). I usually have chocolate of some kind (that I share with them later),--I will probably put in a cupcake wrapper (as I like making cupcakes), a purple pen (I like to write AND the color purple), I will put in my phone (it's a necessity), and then I always include a story book (usually Miss Nelson is Missing or Chrysanthemum and I read it after discussing the me bags) I pull the items out one at time and ask them what they think it means about me (and I fill them in).  I tell them that they will be doing the same thing tomorrow.  (This is usually their first night's homework---yes on the first day of school--I'm horrible, I know!)  I assign the me bags to everyone.  Some teachers I've heard break their me bags down through the week...but I like learning about them as soon as I can!!  I pass out their me bags at the end of the day, and remind them what they are to do.  I had a different poem the past several years that I attached, but I came up with this one (combined a few versions and modified for criteria) to tape on their lunch sacks this year.  Now that you know what will go in my sack-------What will you put in yours?  Do Share! :)

2 comments:

  1. I love that you put a book in yours. That's a great idea and I'm stealing it! :) I'll definitely put in a Starbucks sleeve, an elephant and something pink & sparkly. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love adding songs to our day! These will come in handy during calendar time and our morning meeting time. Thanks for the great ideas!

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