Give all of your students a paper bag with this cute poem on it (free download). All you have to do is cut (if you have time, plain bags are great too).
Share your “Me” bag and talk about how each item represents you before explaining the activity.
Just to give you an idea, the last time I did this I included soap (love bubble baths), a mini guitar (like to sing/play music), picture of my family (obvious), a spaghetti noodle (love spaghetti), and tape (give me some tape and cardboard and I’ll make you anything).
Have the students take their bags home to fill and decorate.
Then have them take turns talking about their “Me” bags during speech.
You can stretch this out over a few weeks to use as reinforcement or just do them all in one session.
You and the students will have so much fun learning about each other and getting a moment in the spotlight. It will help set the tone of acceptance and creativity in your class for the rest of the year.
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