This Beginning of the Year: Student Time Capsule project is a great introductory activity to kick off your students' school year! Not only does it allow students to write about someone they know a lot about, but it also gives you, the teacher, a glance into your students' writing, spelling, and reasoning skills as well as their ability to recall basic addition and multiplication math facts. Complete these activities, seal them in an envelope, record the date the capsule was closed, and hide them away for 10 months!
At the end of the year, hand the capsules back and students will love ripping into their capsules and discovering how much they have changed and grown since September.
Included in this package, you will find many writing activities such as student information sheets, space for personal responses to issues that they feel is important in their community and world, deciding on future career choices, and setting goals for the year. You will also find Mathematics related activities such as basic addition and multiplication fact practice and a measuring (and unit conversion) activity to document their height at the beginning of the year.