I have used this for years with my first graders. I usually pull out the monthly sheet at the end of each month & we will brainstorm ideas together on what were the happenings in our classroom for that month. In first grade, the first month the students are usually able to draw a picture and may put a few words. By the end of the year they are writing on the WHOLE page with a tiny picture. The progression from start to finish is amazing & it's a very nice keepsake for any elementary grade.
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Peace, Mel D