This is an activity we do every year. The kids get the first day one the first day of school . They write about about what they are excited about, what they hope for the year, and they add a self portrait. I put it in their file until the last day of school. On the last day, I give them the last day sheet and they fill it in with what they are excited about for the future and how the year was. They add a new self portrait. Then I give them both sheets and they put them together in their portfolio. It really helps them see how much better their writing, drawing, and handwriting have become.