Time capsule Memory Books are so much fun! They’ll have you and your class covered at the beginning and end of the year. At the beginning of the year students describe themselves, their goals, favorites, etc. You hold onto their memory books all year and give them back to your students on the last week of school. They’ll reflect on everything that has happened during the school year. The amount of change and growth they see in themselves is the best part of it all! I hope you find this resource more than useful in your classroom!
*Updated for the 2018-2019 school year.
This resource is for grades 2-5.
The Time Capsule Memory Book comes in color or black and white.
Each book will be 17 pages total.
The following pages are included:
-Cover: select the correct grade level cover for your students.
-Summer Fun: students will describe their summer adventures.
-This Year...: this is the opportunity for them to really reflect on what they want their school year to be like. They’ll write about what they want their teacher know about themselves, their personal goal, what they want to research, and what they want to become better at.
-Math About Me: this page is all about numbers that apply to them.
-My Favorites: students will describe or illustrate their favorites.
-My School/My Classroom: students will illustrate or describe their favorite part of the school, their favorite part of the classroom, and who they sit next to.
-#Motivated: they all have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up, and students will have the opportunity to illustrate and write about it.
-Snapshots!:this page is for students to capture specific moments about the first day/week of school. They can illustrate their snapshots, or you could take pictures and put them in there for them.
-Summer Plans: students will illustrate or write all about their awesome plans for the upcoming summer. Sentence starters are provided.
-This Year...: students will reflect on their school year with you and their classmates. They’ll describe their favorite thing about their teacher, what they were most interested in learning, the funniest moment ever, and what they’re favorite thing about the school year was.
-Math About Me: this page is all about numbers that apply to your students-at the end of the year. There should be a difference in their numbers at the beginning of the year.
-My Favorites: students will describe their favorite things, and take notice if any of their favorites have changed since the beginning of the year.
-My School/My Classroom: students will illustrate or describe their favorite part of the school, their favorite part of the classroom, and who they sit next to. This is the same page from the beginning of the year, but student responses should be much different at the end of the school year.
-#Dream Big: this page is for students to describe what they want to be when they grow up. It may be the same from the beginning of the year, and students can describe why it has remained the same or changed.
-Letter: I left the letter blank for you to choose who you want students to write to. They could write a letter to you, to another teacher/person at school who had a major impact on their school year, to a future teacher, to your future students, or they could even write a letter to a friend.
-Snapshots!: students can capture specific moments from the school year such as a field trip or class party. They can illustrate their snapshots, or you could take pictures and put them in there for them.
-Autograph Page: the autograph page can be signed by all. It’s a fun way of remembering who was part of their school year.