great idea. "Following graduation a father handed his daughter a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Dr Seuss in it. " ...On the first page she saw a short paragraph written by her kindergarten teacher. He told her "Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach and principal to write a little something about you inside this book." this is just amazing."
Seems like a cute book to help teach about starting a new paragraph when the setting in your story changes and using transition words (I like her idea of having them use a fist pump when reading their paragraphs aloud to show a new paragraph--clever)
Make a monster, and write a descriptive paragraph, sentence, or words to describe him/her. For a center one week, make up a story about how you met the monster and record it. The center next week, can be listening to the recordings made by classmates. Post the monsters around the center.