At the beginning of each school year I make a copy of this booklet for each student (cover included).
I have students draw a picture of themselves in the star on the cover of the booklet and write their name.
At the end of each month we fill out the page for that particular month. We talk about what we did during the month; the things we learned, the special activities; and things that happened in our classroom.. The students write down their thoughts about the month and then draw a picture in the space provided that relates to their writing.
Sometime during the school year I make another cover for each student on cardstock and in color. I take photos of my students and place their photo in the star. I laminate the cover and a plain white sheet of cardstock for the back of the booklet for each student.
At the end of the school year I staple on the cover and back page of their booklet. I have the students look at how their writing has changed throughout the school year and see what we have done.
This booklet can also be used as a monthly assessment of students writing and can be sent home at the end of the school year as a keepsake for parents!
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