Why not take care of the last day of school's activities on the first day of school? This easy to follow activity has a great way of keeping students wondering how growth will come and of course it is a great laugh at the end of the year when students realize their classmates used to like One Direction or Barry Manilow. Ok, not many students care for the Manilow these days.
Students get 10 thoughtful short prompts to declare at the beginning of the year and reflect upon at the end. Makes a great enrichment or extra credit on final exam/paper.