Do you need something to do during that first week of school? Would you like to find a way to show your students that they really did make growth from the beginning of the year to the end of the year?
This just might be the simple idea for you then. With this project your students will make a sample of their handwriting and their spelling skills during the first week of school. Then you'll tuck it away in a file until the last week of school.
Pull it out and do the 2nd page of writing. Then let your students see how they can write neater (hopefully!) and spell better (hopefully!) and how they can form their letters better (hopefully!)
All of the clip art is from Creative Clips and the font is from Christina Bainbridge.