This is a great activity for the first days of school. Have this out on the desk when students walk in the door to have them engaged from moment one in your class! Then collect these and put them in an envelope or folder. I also have the kids do them after winter break, collect and place them in the folder. On the last day of school return both copies so the students can see how much they have changed in such a short period of time. Kids really love this activity!