My students completed their first writing activity of the year, and it turned out great! Fourth and Ten has a great beginning of the year writing activity to use with your students.
Students start by filling out a form asking their parents how they got their name. They then use that information to complete a prewriting organizer and then turn that into their final product. When they are done with the writing portion, they can complete the craftivity part!
Take a look at some of my students' finished products! We hung them up on their lockers to show them off!