Saturday, April 19, 2014

End of the Year Memories

The end of the year is upon us. Yep, it is! Crazy, right? As ready as I am to be under those palm trees soaking up the sun, it feels like just a few weeks ago it was the beginning of the school year and now we are wrapping up.

The struggles, the tears, the fun time, the achievements, the parties, all of the indoor recesses and snow days (if you happened to live in the North this winter; we ended up with 10+ days. I seriously lost count!)... all of the good and the bad, definitely more good than bad, is coming to an end. Such a sad, bittersweet moment to me. My kiddos are growing up and moving on!

After seeing all of the creative memory books on TPT, I decided to use my own creativity to make an end of the year lapbook / memory book to celebrate my kiddos' successes this school year. I had so much fun creating this memory book and coloring in the sample. I can't wait to see how much my students love making these, either. It'll be a great way to wind down during the last 2 weeks of school and celebrate.
The only supplies you need [in addition to the foldable pieces] is a manila folder or piece of construction paper per student, scissors, glue, and markers or colored pencils. That's it!

THE GOOD NEWS? This End of Year Memory Lapbook just got a facelift! Here's what it looks like now:
Designed for adaptability in grades K-6 (you read that right!), there are way more foldables for students to choose from than what will fit inside of the lapbook (you get 16 total foldables!). This is great because no two memory books have to be the same! Your students can specialize their lapbooks any way they want, which makes it more special and individualized.

{ Grab the updated EOY Memory Lapbook HERE! }
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  1. What fun for everyone, and what a special keepsake!

  2. Wow! This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I am so amazed by this! I can't wait to do it with my second graders! Bravo!