End of Year Memory Book

Diary of a _____Grader {End of Year Memory Book} inspired by our favorite graphic novel!

Diary of a 2nd Grader
Diary of a 3rd Grader
Diary of a 4th Grader
Diary of a 5th Grader

This printable booklet is a fun way for your students to reflect on the school year during the last few days. You might guess that this booklet was inspired by my students' love for graphic novels, especially the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. To implement this booklet in your last few days of school, you might read a few pages of one of the books to give students ideas. I encouraged my students to be creative and humorous in completing this project. You might notice that there is a pattern throughout the books. A few lines of text written in journal form and then a short cartoon sketch. A few lines of text and then a short cartoon sketch, and so forth.

The booklet totals in 4 actual pages front and back. There are a total of 16 small booklet pages (including the front and back cover). The pages are copied back to back and then folded to form a booklet which students and families can cherish forever! Below are the booklet page contents. They are in the order in which you would copy them. On the following page you will find directions for copying as well.

Booklet Pages include the following:
{These are the half-sheet pages of the booklet}

Diary of a 4th Grader {Front Cover}
A Day in the Life of a 4th Grader (The Morning…) On these two pages, students can create a comic strip for their day. (pg. 1)
A Day in the Life of a 4th Grader (The Afternoon…) (pg. 2)
September/June This page is inspired by the diary form of many graphic novels.

This page is meant for students to reflect on what they thought at the beginning of the year and how they changed. My students came up with ideas such as:

"At the beginning of the year, I thought I wouldn’t have any friends. But now I know, to make new friends, you have to be a friend."

"At the beginning of the year, I thought I would never learn my multiplication facts. But now I know all of my facts and even some division."

Role Model Students identify a role model in their lives as well as how they are a role model for others. (pg. 4)
#Goals The end of the year is a great time to set goals before students head off for Summer Break! Students set personal and academic goals. (pg. 5)
When I Grow Up… This page goes right along with setting goals. (pg. 6)
VIP {Very Important People} Students sketch a few of their closest friends, teachers, etc. that they consider to be important in their present lives. (pg. 7)
People Say the Funniest ThingsSpeech Bubbles for funny or interesting things people said throughout the year (i.e. teachers, friends, principal, etc.) (pg. 8)
Autographs Everyone loves a good autograph! (pg. 9)
Autographs (pg. 10)
All About My Teacher (pg. 11)
Top Ten Things You Should Know About My Teacher (pg. 12)
Top Ten Things You Should Know About My Teacher (pg. 13)
Top Ten Things I Learned This Year (pg. 14)
All About the Author (pg. 15)

I hope you have as much fun as we did! Please contact me with any questions or issues you may have.


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