Use this simple page after reading First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. This has two short questions to allow you to assess your students writing on day 1! It also has them compare themselves to Mrs. Hartwell and lets them color a picture of how they felt the morning of the first day of school.
This is a great getting to know you and classroom building activity for the beginning of the year!
Also, see my First Day Jitters Making Words activity and beginning of the year bundle.