I like to take pictures, right on the first day. I use the wallet size and mount inside a yellow star. To that for each child I attach what appears to be the tail of a shooting star, on which I ask them to write their goals for the year. Then I add a title that says “Reach for the moon,. You will always land among the stars.” We do this as a grade, and they usually feature it in their yearbook 😉 and they love seeing their pics all year long! In June, we take them down, and I have them write an essay about whether they think they reached their goals. If yes, how/why and if no, well why not! Gives them something purposeful to write about in June!