An End of Year Memory Book is such a special keepsake for students to look back on and remember their school year. They are a great way for students to get creative while reflecting on their personal and academic growth and experiences.
Below are 3 Memory Book formats that will fit your needs depending on what type you want to use with your students. The three formats include a traditional book, a crafty backpack book, or a digital format.
1. TRADITIONAL END OF YEAR MEMORY BOOK (Printable PDF)
Using a book format is such a simple and efficient way of having students create their Memory Books. Each template focuses on a unique theme. You can use some or all of the templates with your students.
The memory book templates include:
- My Favorites
- Shining Moments
- My Family
- My Classroom
- Trip to______(Field Trip or Vacation)
- My Friends
- My Success
- My Summer Plans
- When I Grow Up
- My Teacher
- My Goals
Students can also use these free writing resources to record any memories and reflections on their school year. In addition to the Free Writes Pages are an Examples & Writing Ideas Poster, Topic & Details Brainstorming Graphic Organizers, and Remarkable Writer Checklists.
A free sample from this memory book can be found at the bottom of this blog post!
2. “WHAT I TAKE” BACKPACK BOOK (Printable PDF)
This crafty backpack memory book comes together to make an adorable keepsake or bulletin board display. Each topic or school subject comes with a different object that sticks out of the backpack.
This memory book works best for students in grades 3-5 since many of the tabs include the different school subjects (Science, Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies). In addition, students write about memories they “take” from their school year as well as what they “take” as a person.
3. DIGITAL END OF YEAR BOOK
Lastly, this end of year book option is the easiest to prep as it is 100% paperless. It is the digital version of the traditional memory book described above.
Students simply type into text boxes. Then, there are spots included for students to place clipart or photos from their school year as well.
You can feel free to delete any slides you don’t think your students would want to use. Students can also pick and choose which templates they want to use for their own unique digital memory book.
FREE MEMORY BOOK SAMPLE
Looking for a short memory book, or a place to get started? Here are 3 FREE writing templates along with the book cover.
Each of these memory books can be sold separately here:
Also, the digital and paper traditional book are discounted together here:
Looking for more End of Year Activities? Check out this blog post!