Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result- could be a good ice breaker beginning of year activity. Each student decorates the square and includes their name. Nice way to decorate the bulletin boards in the beginning of the year!
My Years, in Tree Rings - would be great as a poem in our art/poetry books. I would also love this in conjunction with a timeline project. Doing the timeline first might help kids be successful with this.