A back-to-school activity that gives a snapshot of who your students at the beginning of the year. Students fill out a worksheet of favorites (book, TV show, movie, musician, best friend, etc.), what they want to be when they grow up, where they want to go to college, etc. and then seal it in an envelope that will be opened on the last day of school. Students love to compare their old selves to their new selves.
Students will also calculate the area of their hand, how old they are in months, and their height in inches and centimeters. A string, cut to their height, will be added to their envelope so that they can see how much they have grown in a year!