This beginning of the school year activity is perfect for middle schoolers! This assignment asks students to compile a soundtrack of their summer with a small group. There are 10 tracks the students are responsible for finding. Each track needs to correlate with a description (bonfire, sleepover, getting ready for the big game, etc., which are included in this PP). The groups also need to think of a new original band name and create album artwork. This PowerPoint outlines the directions, allows the educator to customize the examples, and provides an example and rubric. It is a great way to start the year and have your students begin working in groups using collaboration and compromise, while still peaking their interest. It totally beats 2 truths and lie.