Here is a fun writing activity that I've implemented in my class this year!
We have a class "pet" named, Ozzie. He hangs in our class during the week, and each Friday I choose a student to take him home for the weekend!
I simply wrote a list on the board, and I will be going down the list each Friday. I send home the turtle with his tank and a notebook explaining to the parents/guardians where this turtle came from, and what he's all about! There are also pages included for students to write about their adventures. We read about them on Monday morning!
If you have a spare turtle lying around, and want to name it Ozzie, download the same pages I used here!