Level 3 piece of writing as a display for year 2 so they can see what level writing they are aiming for. Children annotate the writing to identify 'what makes a level 3 piece of writing'. Change the piece of writing termly to suit the topic/unit of work.
I am officially doing this! nstead of a "treasure box", these are coupons that students earn, like switch seats for a day, sit at the teacher's desk, job swap, bring a teddy bear to school, etc. So sweet!
Fun idea for first day of class? Make hands, put their names or picture in their hand (what they want to learn that year, favourite topic) and in last week have them update their goals, and take their picture next to the poster and give them a copy of the picture at the end of class.