This is a great "getting to know you" or first week HOMEWORK activity.
Students collect 5 objects that represent themselves and write one sentence about each. The sentences and items are placed in a small box (shoe box) that they have decorated themselves. Students then share their boxes, sentences, and items with the class.
-Parent letter, 2 versions: one with a Friday due date, one with a blank space for due date
-Paper for sentence, two versions: half sheet with lines or full sheet with kids clip art, if copies are limited sentences can be done on notebook paper or index cards.