FREEBIE! This is a great little activity for the first few weeks of school! Copy, cut, and staple to a brown bag for your students to take home. Students fill the bag with five items that help to describe who they are (sample ideas included). Additional page included for students to write about each item and why it's special to them. Easy and fun getting to know you activity!
Great Ideas for the First Day of School like...make your syllabus different from the other 6 they'll get, activities to help kids get to know each other (and help you get to know them), a great first day math activity.
The good thing about this list is that it incorporates sites that are not just cool, but also may be useful for self directed learning, projects or for developing learning objects. There are sites we would not normally go to when thinking as educators.