Children love Minions! This is a great first week of school writing activity to get the students to reflect on their summer vacations. It will give you an understanding at where students are starting at as writers in your classroom AND will help you to create an eye-catching bulletin board display for Meet the Teacher Night. Included in this free resource are teacher notes/materials needed, 2 planning sheets (one for beginning writers & 1 for more advanced writers), writing paper (2 styles of lines), and pictures of actual bulletin board displays I have done with my classes. I think this resource would be ideal for grades 1-3...but could be used in the older grades as well.