"Me Bag" 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.
How about putting in memories, you have to leave some behind, choose the bad ones to leave behind and only put effort into carrying with you the ones you want to cary. This could also be used with a drawing and banishing bag.
All About Me BagThis is a fun and easy way to get to know your students and for your students to get to know one another.Make copies for each student and attach to a paper lunch bag. Explain the assignment before sending home to students and share your own All About Me bag with them.