I was on #5thchat Tuesday night chatting with my fellow tweechers about activities we do at the end of the school year. @patriciahewitt shared a wonderful idea.
We've also created a "Remember the time when...booklets! Each Ss contributes a page. Some funny, some not so much! #5thchatI thought this was such a wonderful idea and let Patricia know I would be using it the next day.
— PatricaHewitt (@patricahewitt) June 4, 2014
I decided to use the students' writing to create Memory books for each student.
Front Cover: 2 group pictures. One from the beginning of the year and one from yesterday. The kids loved comparing the two pics. We laughed because one of my girls had on shorts in both pictures, and you could see how much longer her legs were in the most recent picture.
First page: A Tagxedo word cloud of all their names and mine.
The next couple of pages are filled with "Remember the Time When...?" stories. I had just taught sensory details and asked them to use it when they wrote, but that didn't work out too well, end of the year and all. However, one student did, and I have to share it!!!
End pages: My kids don't have Autograph books so I added Teacher and Student Autograph pages.
The kids were upset that I didn't add a picture of myself. It wasn't deliberate. I didn't think of it at the time, but it's a good idea. What's a Memory book without a picture of the teacher?:)
Most of my students chose a different memory. The only ones that were shared more than once were Mystery Skypes, none were inappropriate.
I loved reading them because it gave me a view of my classroom through my student's eyes.
I shared it with a teacher friend, and she really enjoyed reading their memories. I am going to miss my babies, but now I have their memories of our time together, and so will they.:)