Saturday, May 19, 2012

End of the Year Memory Books

Summer is so close, that I can taste it.  However, a lot of end of the year chores stand in the way between me and some sweet summertime relaxation. I'm hoping to tackle a lot of it this weekend, so I can enjoy my last few days in second grade, and then begin packing up my classroom so I can move to my fourth grade classroom.  I woke up early today, for a weekend, with inspiration for my kiddos' end of the year memory books.  

I always love doing memory books, but the one I usually used required way too much paper.  our district closed a school last summer and moved the teachers to other schools, and cut our supply budget.  Both of those things together mean there is a lot less paper to go around these days.  I might even have to take in a ream from home to get through the week next week. EEKK! 

Anyways, I decided to go green this year and make little memory books, so I could get two pages for each book on a page.  I love using little books in my classroom for math and vocabulary, so I know my kiddos will love these. I teach at a Title One school, so a lot of my kiddos aren't able to purchase yearbooks, and I love being able to send home a little keepsake of memories with them.   Of course, they are the most excited about the autograph pages. :) Especially if I let them use markers. 

I used to teach third grade and my BTF (best teacher friend) is in the same paper predicament, so I slightly modified my second grade booklet to make a third grade one too! 

Original post edit: Since I now teach fourth grade, I have add a fourth grade version! 

If you're interested, all three of these memory books are available at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  
During My Days in Second Grade

During my Days in Third Grade
Teachers Pay Teachers

During my Days in Fourth Grade
Teachers Pay Teachers 

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! :)


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