This product is an easy to print and go back-to-school activity. Each student fills a bag with 3-5 items that will help other students get to know them. It is a fun icebreaker that students talk about even at the end of year.
Over the years, I have modified this idea to help practice new classroom routines. Before I present my bag to the class we discuss what it means to be a good listener. After my presentation we talk about I presented my bag and the expectations for in class presentations. Students are then provided with a rubric so they can see how rubrics are used in my class.
In addition to building our classroom community I am able to tie in classroom management skills that we will use for the rest of the year. I hope you enjoy!