I did this project on the last day of school. Since I loop, it is a great way to keep in touch and keep the class engaged in reading over the summer. We all created a goal and had a book swap, FUN! I bought the lesson on teacherspayteachers and it was worth it!
Glad to be in Grade 3. (Or, any grade, I suppose.) "I really want to learn about...; I wish we could...; I'm wondering about...; I'm nervous about..." Awesome idea to give you some insight into your kiddos at the beginning of the year. =)
This is a perfect activity to do during those last few weeks of school! Students create awards for one another! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-Year-Awards-Writing-Craftivity-Together-We-Soared-Awards-1221161