This end of the year memory book flows along with an ORIGINAL poem written by me called "Oh, to School I've Been! (Memories from the grade I'm in). With this fun end of school memory book, students will recap their memories as they read along. It includes covers for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
The pages of the memory book are whimsical and fun, each including the following: cute whimsical black and white background, short verse of the poem, whimsical photo frame with a camera, and lines that have a suggestion of a memory to write about. All pages print black and white, but there is a cute color option for the cover page.
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The poem starts with:
At the start of school,
Things were quite unclear.
I was excited and smiling,
With a tad of fear.
I wasn’t real sure,
How things would go.
My future was before me,
So much I didn’t know.
The poem continues on and ends with:
Moving on to a new grade,
Next year I will do.
Memories I’ll take with me,
As I start something new.
Note: You can follow up the completion of this memory book by reading the book "Oh, the Places You'll Go! This would be especially great with 5th graders as they move on to middle school.
The memory book pack has ten pages (including the cover). You can use a color cover or black and white for the kids to color. Because this is a poem book, you will want to include all pages
You get a cover page for third, fourth, and fifth grades, so you can choose the one for the grade you teach.
The pages included have memory prompts for about memories with friends, teachers, classes, and other memories.
The prompts are very basic, as there are writing lines for students to write memories either in paragraph form or listing. The prompts are to get them thinking.
I would suggest using this over the last couple of days or weeks of school. Give them a page a day to complete, possibly for morning work.
Other Memory Books
Big Kids – Counting Down the Days of School
Upper Elementary – Road Trip Down Memory Lane
Grades 2-5 – Interactive Fun- Pocketful of Memories
kindergarten, First, and Second: The ABC's of Me
Rock Star Themed Book
"APP"-solutely Memorable Year App themed Memory Book
Super Hero Theme Meory Book
Snapshots of My Year
Diary of a Third, Fourth, or Fifth Grader (doodle style)
Totally "TEE"-rific School Year
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.