Every year on the first day of school, I have my class draw a picture of themselves and write about how they are feeling. We share and read "The Kissing Hand" to ease those first day jitters. Then on the last day, I give them back their paper from the first day. They love to see how much they have changed since that first day. On the second sheet, they draw a picture of themselves on the last day and write about how much they have grown since day 1!