This free Essential Supplemental, is a great beginning of the year activity to build a sense of community and serve as a writing inspiration for students. The downloaded direction page for parents should ideally be sent home at an open house or within the first few weeks of school. Students decorate a boy/girl template with interests and/or accomplishments. Once all student templates are stapled up on a bulletin board it looks like they are holding hands in unity, yet each one is unique. The kids love looking at each others all year and it makes for a colorful and happy bulletin board. Feel free to edit the parent letter. Templates will need to be enlarged.