This site will assist in creating a set of 26 Book BAGS to use in the classroom with K-2 students. Each bag is centered around a theme. The books and activities in the bag reinforce the theme and support literacy and other subject areas including math, science, social studies and practical living. Students are asked to complete a journal entry before returning the bag to describe his/her family's experience with the books and activities. These journals are left in the bags so that students can read how their classmates used the bags in their homes.
The funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Dollar General Store Literacy Foundation. Materials to create the bags were purchased from Scholastic, Amazon, Oriental Trading , Lakeshore and Wal-Mart. Click on the "Make Your Own" tab to get the materials and books for each bag.