Tuesday, June 18, 2013

End of the Year Memory Book 2013

I know this post is a little late in the making, but I am consumed by my dissertation these days. Here are pictures of my kid's memory books.

This shoe craftivity came from the Bubbly Blond

First Day of School Page 
School Bus from TLC Lessons

Learning about our Country and our School Mock Election
Flag from TLC Lessons

Thanksgiving Program and Feast
Turkey from TLC Lessons

Christmas Party
Christmas Tree from TLC Lessons

Polar Express Day
Train from TLC Lessons

The 100th Day of School

Math Lessons

A Friendship Page

Learning about the Sun, Moon, and Stars

Our Class Picture

Our Field Trip to the Zoo
Elephant from TLC Lessons

Happy Birthday
Presents from TLC Lessons

Field Day

Our Class Picnic
Watermelon from TLC Lessons

Apple from TLC Lessons

I Made up My Own Owl Craft but the Paper and Idea Came from Alissa Manning-Telisak
Alissa's unit comes with several different writing pages and an owl craft. 

This Craft and Writing Paper Came from Amy Lemons

Misc. Pictures from the Year


Chrissy + Nate said...

Fabulous as usual! You are so awesome to make that memory book times 20-22 students!!!

Camille said...

Wow! I love your memory books! What a great keepsake! Question: How do you keep the items organized through the year? Do you put a page together each month? Do you have parents help? Camille

Glitte, Glue & Giggles: A Kindergarten Blog said...

WOW! These are so impressive. I would love to know how you keep everything organized/

tynetots said...

Very cute. I like them all, but I am going to add the page about this year in kindergarten we...to my memory book.

Mrs. Larremore said...


The only thing I really do throughout the year is take lots of pictures and either print them out at school, have parents help me develop them, or develop them myself. I also I typically hold onto a drawing they do of themselves on the first day of school. This memory book does not have that page because we got off to a rocky start. I made another memory book post a couple of years ago that has a few variations on this one.
We work on making the craftivities and remembering the things we did through the year at the end of the year. We will do a page or two a day depending on what is involved with them. As we make the pages, I start to make a stack for each student.
I usually have a parent help me laminate and cut them out. We have a binding machine at school that I use to put them all together.

Mrs. Larremore said...

This link should take you to the other post. It has a few variations from this book. The pages I do always depend on what we did that particular school year.

Aine Sonnen said...

So the crafty additions like the Chicka tree, the apple, the elephant or the fire truck are done at the end of the year as a class---so the photos the kids will have will have a page? Which means you don't have to try to store all those pages for all the kids all year long?
Brilliant! Thanks so much!

Melissa Stephens said...

I love this! How adorable! I am sure it took a lot of time to do this! Very creative and special!!!

Mrs. Larremore said...


You are correct. The pages are all put together at the end of the year so I do not have to worry about storage throughout the year. I also determine exactly what pages I will make at the end of the year based on the pictures I have.

Alisha P said...

Love how you incorporated the shoe craft into the memory book! Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Love all these ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nilangi said...

How long did you take to complete this book?hard working,,,,vey creative


Dani P. said...

The memories that your students get to take home and cherish are priceless! You did so many cute activities through the year. I also do a form of a "scrapbook" for my students but have never taken on the task of taking and developing so many pictures. Honestly, the organization and sheer cost of pictures scares me. But I was thinking I could ask parents during orientation time who might be willing to help out with that.

Also, I too put the books together at the end of the year when everything is complete. I use a folder for each student in a crate throughout the year to keep their work organized and sequential. Just a thought.... Thanks for some new ideas and inspirations!!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea - looks like a lot of work, but to start collecting ideas at the beginning of the year, I can see this being very do-able. I am looking for ways to keep my students engaged in literacy centers, and integrating this type of art into even just a writing center will be a big help!

Anonymous said...

Wow - your kinder parents and students are lucky to leave their year with these precious keepsakes. I'm your newest follower - would love you to have you check out my site too.

tari baldwin said...

I do this same memory book every year!! I collect all their best artwork all year (and I sometimes feel so guilty hogging it all) and then during the last week of school, I teach my students scrapbooking and we glue their work on their pages, along with the headings. I cry at the end of every year when I see their beautiful books! I'm so glad to see someone else does this too!

coccole colori said...

this is a great idea!!ciao from italy!

Abed Nadier said...

This is a really cute idea! My wife wants to do a personalized baby memory book for our new born and so she's having me go online and look for ideas. Thanks for helping me out!