*****Updated 8/18/15 to include some exclusive freebie coordinating bonus pages for your memory books. I use these myself and decided to share with my customers. The pages include a variety of covers, title pages, and an autograph page. Thank you for your business! The autograph page only comes in color, but you can convert to grayscale on your printer if you wish.*****
You are a maker of memories for your students, and if you're like me, you also like to help them keep those memories. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. This is especially true if you create a special photo and keepsake book just for them. This printable memory book and management system is the busy teacher's answer to making this job rewarding and easy. Please read the complete description, check out the product preview, and ask questions before purchasing to ensure this product suits your needs.
An individual spread for each month is available in my store, but you can enjoy a significant discount and get two to three choices for each month by purchasing this seasonal and holiday bundle. All of the seasonal and holiday spreads, including many not available individually, are included in this bundle.
The pages are designed to be used just as they are or with some simple customization, if desired. The files are provided in both a PDF and editable PowerPoint file. Print them out and then glue your photos onto the spaces or add the photos in digitally with photo editing software and have them printed. Bind your book however you choose and you're done!
The images include a "teacher friendly, ink friendly" full color two page spread, a grayscale version of the same pages, and a mega ink saving option black line master for the right hand side of the spread. The left page of each monthly spread is titled, adorned with precious graphics from thistlegirldesigns.com
, and includes a large blank box for customization. I personally add a special handprint to this space, but you can do anything you want. Students could draw and write in the box. You could type up a monthly song or poem you used in your classroom that month. You may want to record what students learned that month. The sky is the limit. The right side includes space for two 6X4 landscape photos. I take a lot of pictures, so I always have to choose which ones to include, but if you come up short you may want to include class photos or pictures of each students special friends or classmates. Each photo "frame" has room for you to write or type a caption, if desired. It can be left blank if you prefer to let the photo do the talking. Please see the product images and preview for details. The final product can be placed in sheet protectors in a "view" binder or simply bound together with your favorite method.
Please check out my December Printable Memory Book Spread Freebie
to see if you like the quality of the printable page.
If you find some of the seasonal or holiday themed pages aren't right for your classroom or you just want more choices, be on the lookout for the Special Occasion Spreads and Learning Themed Spreads, which will be coming to my store soon.
I have been at my classroom memory keeping for many years and have learned a few tricks for managing it all. Included in your download is my freebie Memory Book Planning and Tips Document, which includes ideas, helpful suggestions, and a management checklist to help you on your journey to create a special keepsake your students and families will never forget.
Happy memory making and keeping!