In the past I gave the students a pencil and welcome bookmark. This year I have made a welcome bag with some of the following ideas I got from PT:
A starburst because you are a star in this class
Laffy taffy because we’re going to have fun
A hug because everyone needs one sometimes
Smarties because you are so smart
A pencil because we're going to work hard
An eraser because everyone makes mistakes
This “Caring Cup” contains helpful items to get you
started off to a great year in second grade!!!!
A pencil to help you think and create.
The rubber band is to remind you to stretch your imagination to the fullest.
Remember no mistake is so big that it can’t easily be erased.
A word of kindness is a lifesaver.
A lollipop to keep you sweet, for you will be respectful to other kids you meet.
Save your chocolate kiss and give it to a friend when you see they need some encouragement.
One shiny coin. To me you have great value. There’s nothing you can’t do.
A Star to remind you to shine and always try your best.
Second Grade Kit
Eraser- Because its OK to make mistakes
Smarties- Everyone is "smart" at something
Penny- Everyone is valued
Sticker- We stick together in second grade
Bookmark- We learn many things by reading in second grade
In my bag I put a smartie, a pencil, a bookmark, and an eraser with the above sayings.