Hope this hasn't been covered somewhere else, but . . . I was wondering what kind of writing I could have students do on the first day back. I will be teaching second grade (for the first time). I wanted to have the students do some kind of brief writing activity - primarily so I could kind of pre-assess their writing skills. It would be a bonus if it were something I could turn in to a class book for display on open house night. Any ideas?? Thanks!