ME bags key to making new friends
The second-graders in Stella Guiry’s class at Stewart School got to know one another this September by bringing in a “ME BAG.” Inside the bag were many treasures that helped the class and teacher learn more about the interests and hobbies of the students. Some children shared a favorite stuffed animal, a vacation souvenir or a piece out of a special collection. Many shared their family photographs. Guiry modeled this learning activity by sharing her own “ME BAG” the previous day. This activity proved to be an exciting one that enhanced the new second-graders’ oral skills and helped the children make new friends by finding similarities and differences in their classmates’ interests and hobbies.