As a middle school teacher, I love the idea of having my students create an end of the year MEMORY BOOK. However, most of the products online seem to be geared towards lower grades and have childish pictures to color and did not include a lot of higher level thinking.
I created this book with 5th grade-8th grade students in mind!!
My product has the traditional "favorites" page, but also includes some short answer reflection questions and allows for older students to write in meaningful song lyrics and reflect on their friendships.
This product focuses more on self and peer relfections, goal-setting, accomplishments, etc.
Page 1-3: 3 Different Options for Covers, with a place to put a picture on the front
Page 4: "Spotlight on ME" a quick madlib style paragraph of some favorites.
Page 5: "Favorites" a list of favorite subject, project, friends, and school memory
Page 6: "Show some Personality!" Students circle adjectives that describe them this year, and write a short explanation of two of the words.
Page 7: "Song Spectacular" Students write song lyrics to describe their school year and summer.
Page 8-10: Students identify their funniest/most outgoing/most athletic/etc. friends and explain why.
Page 11-12: "5 things I'm proud of this year"
Page 13: "3 Goals for next year"
Page 14: "Summer Thinking"- a variation on a Would You Rather... question!
Page 15-17: Pages for selfies and photos of friends!
Page 18-22: Pages for friends to write messages or "autographs"
Older kids LOVE making home-made memory books too!!!
Especially when yearbooks can cost $50+!
Spend the last week of school filling out a unique memory book that students will love making!!