I use this time capsule in first grade but it can easily be used for second and third grade. Students fill out some papers on the first day of school and on the last day of school. After the first day of school papers have been filled out I roll all of the papers together, tie them, and put them in out "time capsule" bin. We take them out on the last day of school. We look at the changes the students have made since the first day of school and fill out the last day of school papers. The kids love seeing how their writing and interests have changed!