During Open House I give my new students their first assignment. I supply a white paper bag for them to fill with five items that will tell the class a little about them. They fill the bags with pictures, magnets, small stuffed toys, medals, past report cards, awards, etc. Throughout the first day each student will share what's in their bag and why. I also fill a bag myself and go first. I show enthusiasm about every item that they show, they love the individual attention!