Students write as much as they can (the best that they can) at the end of each month. I had my students write about something we did that month in school. Throughout the year I filed and saved each month for each student and created a book at the end of the year. My kids were so excited to see how much progress they had made in just one year! I know yours will too!
I also included first and last day portraits! They love comparing their artistic skills at the end of the year to what they were able to do at the beginning!!