This End of the Year Memory Book is designed to bring out the “inner doodler” in your students as they journal great memories from their sixth grade school year. Students capture memorable moments as they write, draw, and color to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake. In addition to the 15 page “build a booklet” style Doodle Diary, pages are included which engage students in practicing doodling before creating their memory books. They’ll have fun and build confidence as they use their imaginations to draw pictures. Once they’ve had a little practice, they’ll be ready to create a memory book that reflects their school year AND their unique personality!
Doodling is a great way to encourage creativity and mindfulness and may actually help enhance your students’ memories as they reflect on all the wonderful experiences and people from this year!
Included with this resource:
1. Fun with Doodles – An introduction to doodling
2. Doodle practice pages
3. Cover page
4. Fifteen pages to choose from for the Doodle Diary. These pages need to be copied front to back, cut down the center (making 2 books), and stapled on the left side.
Doodle Diary Pages:
1. Cover Page
2. The 6th Grade Me
3. Teacher Feature
4. Homeroom Tour
5. What I Know For Sure
6. Everyday in 6th Grade
7. Friendship Fun
8. A Growth Mindset
9. My Favorite Book
10. My Thoughts on the Subject
11. What’s “IN” in Sixth Grade
12. Kindness is Cool!
13. Electives, Etc.
14. My Favorite Memory
15. My Free Page (2 options)
1. Set aside a few to several days to complete the Doodle Diary.
2. On day 1, introduce the “Fun with Doodles” page. You may even want to have fun creating doodles from the page to share your creativity and get your students excited about exploring their “inner doodler”. This will also encourage students who are less comfortable with their artistic abilities. Provide one or both of the doodle practice pages and let your students doodle away! Students will keep the pages to use as a guide when they create their memory books.
3. Prepare the Doodle Diaries.
4. The rest of the days will be for creating the Doodle Diaries. Each page has a topic and is somewhat open ended, allowing for student creativity. Encourage students to start on whatever page they wish, as one great memory may lead to others. The pages are designed to engage students in writing, doodling, and coloring.
5. Allow students to share in small groups or with a partner. If time permits, allow students to share one special memory and/or doodle from their Doodle Diary with the entire class.
By purchasing this product, you own a license for one teacher only for personal use in your classroom. Licenses are non-transferable and cannot be passed from one teacher to another. If the teacher who purchases this license leaves the classroom or changes schools, the license and materials leave with that teacher. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire team, grade level, school or district without purchasing the correct number of licenses. Using this file, in whole or in part, to create another product, either free or for purchase, is prohibited.
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