This is a great way to kick off the school year with your students! This writing prompt should be done within the first few days of school, and then sealed in an envelop to be returned to the student on the last day of the year. The assignment provides time for the students to reflect on their likes/dislikes, and their expectations for the year.
My favorite part of this assignment is watching the students open their letter at the end of the year. The students always enjoy reading what they wrote and realizing how much they have changed and grown throughout the course of the year.
The document includes a full page document that can easily be projected in the classroom, as well as a page with 2 copies that can be printed and cut in half to conserve paper.