Our school is doing a step-up day where we meet kids that will be in our class the following academic year. (For example, I teach 4th so the 3rd grade kids will come to me.) After transitions, we will only have about 20-25 minutes together. At first I was thinking of just doing a community circle/question & answer session because it's so short so that we could get to know one another. Then I remembered seeing a teacher at another school who had her "step-up" kids do an assignment at the end of the year. Then she used this assignment for her bulletin board display at the beginning of the new school year. On the first day, she was already able to display her student's work. I thought that was a fantastic idea and I hate making bulletin boards at the beginning of the year, so it would save me for next year. NOW...any ideas of on an art/writing activity that a bunch of 3rd graders, who I have never met before, can accomplish in about 20 minutes and have still look nice enough to hang up???