This is a great first day of school activity to help your students set goals for the upcoming year. I read aloud This School Year Will be the Best and students record the hopes (realistic things that could happen) and dreams (outrageous things that wouldn’t happen in real life, but are fun to wish for) that they find in the book.
After brainstorming as a class some of our hopes and dreams for the year, students then complete a speech bubble with their own hopes and dreams.
I then take a photo of each student and put it up on a bulletin board with the speech bubble next to it so it looks like they are talking.
This is always a hit at Back to School Night! I hope you enjoy!