Begin the school year with a lesson about what to bring and NOT bring to school using the mentor text Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. First through third grade students work together using the Kagan Cooperative Structures "Think-Pair-Share" and "Simultaneous Roundtable" to establish rules for bringing toys and personal belongings to school. PreK and Kinders can use the included picture cards to sort items into appropriate backpacks in pairs.
-Lesson Plan appropriate for 1-3 using simultaneous roundtable and think-pair-share
-Lesson plan appropriate for prek-1st
-picture cards (preK-1)
-photo of chart