This activity is perfect for the first week of school. Students fill a bag with 5 items that represent themselves. They share their bio bags with the class. Students have an excellent time getting to know one another. This is great for shy students because they are able to bring objects from home to use as talking points. Activities include: drawing about the items in the bio bags (great to post at open house), a writing activity about why each item was chosen, a chart about what students learned about their classmates, and finally a parent letter to send home. Perfect to meet the CCSS Speaking and listening standards.