The Brown Bag Biography is an excellent beginning of the year activity that will help your students get to know each other. Each year I do this during the first days of schools and it has sparked wonderful conversations amongst the kids. Print out the pages back to back. On the front will be the Brown Bag Biography poem and on the back will be the “fine print” details of the assignment. I staple this right to the brown bag and I send home with students.
This assignment can be easily adapted to fit any unit of study just make the bag have a different theme! We read biographies during the school year and the kids each filled the bag with items that would describe their famous person of