Memory Book Writing Craft for the Beginning or End of the Year

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Very versatile! A variety of choices make it easy to diversify. Patterns for a Memory Book: Covers for preschool - 6th grade plus a blank template.

Have a memory book? Use as a fun writing prompt: "WHY was this grade T-‘rrific?" (terrific) or this year’s students write a note to next year’s class: You’re going to have a T-‘rrific Year” because…

For a “fun-tastic” display, hang completed projects on a rope suspended against a wall.

Use real clothespins to clip them on.

Teacher Comments:

  • “Great activity!”
  • “Awesome.”
  • “Life saver! I needed something to plug in for the last week.”
  • “This will be so much fun for these last 4 days!”

I think the key to the “way cool” results of this writing prompt craftivity, is that I used tie dye, plaid and watercolor splattered copy paper, which came in a ream of 50 sheets per pattern.

I ran the T-shirt template off on this paper, as well as the cover pattern; so when the booklet is stapled to the front of the T-shirt the cover matches and blends in.

“Awesome!” is what my students tell me, as they excitedly get down to writing.

You can also use this as a self-esteem building (fill a bucket) activity.

Use the “______ is “T"-'rrific!" template and have each classmate write a compliment in everyone's booklet.

You can easily do this by having students pass the booklets to the person behind them, and continue ’til the owner gets theirs back. Or . . .

Students could pick a partner and write a page for them.

You can also fill in the blank with “My Dad” is “T-‘rrific” and do this as a card for Father's Day.

It also works for back-to-school where students write about why their summer was terrific.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your students have a T-rrific time with this craftivity however you choose to use it.

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