The start of a school year can be rather chaotic. You may not have textbooks (or enough for all your students); your class roster can change daily; the lunch schedule may not run on time, and so on. You need meaningful work for the students while things settle into a normal routine.
This printable will give your students 3-5 days of work in class that will get them thinking about how they can be successful this school year while composing their first essay, which you can use to evaluate their start-of-year writing level.
Contains teacher directions and 4 printable pages for students.