I just ran across this "random" photo i took from the 1st week of school, and I still get such a kick out of it every time I see it.
Do you see it?
After my kids got settled in the morning I was making my rounds and started to laugh when this caught my attention. Totally not what I was expecting to see amongst the bookbags.
These are actually the 3 "Important Things" one of my boys brought in to share on his getting-to-know you day. I assigned each row a day when they could bring 3 things that were important to them to share with the class. After sharing I had students write a response in their journals about any connections or things in common they might have had with the students who shared that day.
When this little guy unpacked his bookbag he knew it wasn't time to bring his important things to his desk, so he lovingly (and creatively) stacked them in the back of the room under his bookbag. Love it.
It's the random things . . .