After hearing all about Discovery Packs on the KinderKorner website, I had to make some! Well it has been quite a job!
I am always adding to these bags. Is there something that you think that my kids would just love that I don't have? Please let me know:


Victoria made hers using an envelope. I made mine using bags. I found my bags at Dollar Tree. They are mostly clear plastic with the handles and edges being different colors. These bags also have a small pocket on the front. Perfect for an index card. On the front of every index card, I have written the title of the bag, sometimes I include a stamp or picture. On the back side I have written the contents of the bag on the lined side of the card. Besides the index card in the pocket, I slip a library card inside too. This is for the students to write their names on, just like at the library.(Well at least before computers! lol) Using name tickets, I pick names so the students may choose their bags. They choose their bag, take out the card, write their names on it, and give the card to me. The students choose the bag they want on Monday and return it on Friday. I created a form very similar to Victoria's. For the few years that I have done this program, my students have only lost two books and an audio tape. It states in the contract that families are responsible for anything that happens to the contents. I have had great parent support with these. I have had parents donate things to me, that I could potentially make into bags.

Contents inside the bags vary bag to bag but they all contain a parent and student journal. When I check these in, I read the journals when I get time. When I get to a student journal, I give that child the option to tell what they wrote or have me read it. They all have several books at all different levels. Some have:
*flannel board stories
*file folder games
*rubber stamps
*games




Alphabet

All About Me!

Ocean

Farm

Trucks

Frogs

Gingerbread

Weather

Dinosaurs

Winter Wonderland

Insects

Time

Teeth

Back To School

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

Apples

Colors

Christmas

Money

Clothes

Animals

Rain Forest

Halloween

Fairy Tales

Fantastic Fall

Sports

Summer Splash

Plants

Easter

Enviornment

All About Numbers

St. Patrick's Day

Going Nutty

Little Green Dragon

Just Ducky

Birthday Celebration

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Jelly Beans

Dr. Seuss

Bravo for Bears

Cookie Cookie

Teriffic Trains

Pizza Pizza!

Button Buttons

Curious George

Friends


Check out all of these sites to get some ideas:

Backpacks

Monday Backpacks(page 2)

Ponton's Pond

Book Bags

Sharon's Math Packs

Mrs. Taylor

Buddy Bags

Mrs. Mcdowel


Mrs. Solley's Traveling Bags



I am looking for new ideas.Have a great idea? Email me!


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