As you plan out your last few days of school, consider having your current students write a letter to your incoming class. Encourage them to include what their favorite projects were, what they learned, what they liked most, etc. Put one letter on each new student’s desk in August as part of your welcome packet. Ask your most prolific writers to do an extra letter or two, in case you have more students next year. These letters will not only give you an extra way to greet your new students, they will give you a window into your impact upon current class.