On the first day of the school have the students make their hand print, fill out an info sheet with the teacher, and measure their height in yarn. Then wrap it up like a time capsule and put a label on it that says "do not open until (the last date of school). Open the time capsule and do the same thing at the end of the year to see how much they have grown and changed.
Get your students writing and thinking on their first day of school. This file contains a visually appealing "I Am" poem template for students to fill in about their first day of school. There is one template for each of the grades from Kindergarten to grade 8. Students can color the template when they have finished writing to make a welcoming Back To School bulletin board.