This is a project that begins the first week of school and ends the last week of school. Included in this packet are two letters: the first is for students to complete at the beginning of the year, and the second is to be completed at the end of the year. You will hold on to the students’ first letters and hand them out either before or after they have completed their second letter. (I wait until they have written their second letter before handing them out, but that is up to you!) In the beginning of the year, the first letters will allow you an opportunity to see where the students are in terms of writing and grammar. You may also want to respond to your students’ letters if you have time. At the end of the year, your students are able to compare both letters and will truly enjoy seeing how much they have grown!