The end is near, and that means you are probably in full end of the year countdown mode! I bet you are finishing, or at least thinking about, your end of the year activities, awards ceremony, student gifts and memory books… my favorite! An end of the year memory book is such a fun way to remember and commemorate the school year! Plus, it makes a great memento to share with parents at your end of the year celebration!
Step 1: Dig Out Those Square Books!
If you’re like me and you have sort of acquired a collection of square books from the Target Dollar Spot and have no idea how you are going to use them, then I have the perfect solution!
These memory book pages are designed to perfectly fit the square booklets.
If you do not have access to the Target booklets, you can also cut, stack and staple the pages along the left-hand edge.
Step 2: Customize Your End of the Year Memory Book!
With 48 template pages to choose from, customizing your memory book to best fit your students is easy!
First, choose a cover for the memory book. Covers for Preschool – 6th Grade are included, or you can create your own cover using the editable template.
Next, personalize the “Note from My Teacher” with the student’s name and typed note.
Then, print the pages you wish to include in your end of the year memory book. Regular copy paper works the best!
You may want to print a few extras of each page just in case students make a mistake.
Step 3: Get to Work!
I like to have my students complete one to two pages each day.
Each page has just the right amount of writing for our little learners! The students can draw or write!
For the “About My Teacher” page, use your school photo… this might be the only time I have every used one of mine! Ha!
It’s always so fun to reminisce about all of the special events and activities that have taken place throughout the school year!
As the students finish a page, they will cut out the square and write their name on the back.
Collect and save these pages until it’s time to assemble your memory books.
Step 4: Autographs, Please!
Don’t forget to have your students autograph each booklet!
The easiest way to do this is to have your students sit in a circle. They will need the “Autographs” page attached to a clipboard and a pencil or pen.
Make sure they write their name on the back of the page first.
Then, they will pass the clipboards around the circle and sign each page until their clipboard gets back to them.
Step 5: Assemble Your End of the Year Memory Book!
Now, it’s time to adhere the memory book pages to the pages inside the square booklets.
Here is where you might want to enlist the help of a few volunteers, especially if your students are in preschool or kindergarten. Older students should be able to easily tackle this task.
For my own memory books, I had a very special volunteer who took the pages and books home. She would glue in the pages as we completed them.
So, she would glue on all of the covers. Next, she glued in all of the notes from the teacher. Then, she glued in all of the first day pages, and so on.
When the end of the year memory books are finished, your students will have a wonderful keepsake to help remind them all about the school year!
More End of the Year Memory Books
Grab the square memory book pages here!
Looking for the full-page version? You can find that here! Simply bind the pages, or place them inside a three-pronged binder or folder.
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