Back to school All About Me Bag - This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year. The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each other so I am going to do it again! Simply give the kids a brown paper bag on the first day of school, have them bring it back the next day with four things in it that they can use to tell the class about themselves.
Each student has a turn bring 5 items, put into a bag, that provide more information about them. Use this activity as an intro to "Book Talk" and "Spotlight" to practise speaking in front of a large group.