1-2-3 Come Make A T-Shirt With Me
Because it's very versatile, I'm especially excited to post this latest FREEBIE for some end-of-the-year fun.
As I was designing the "T"-'rrific Memory Book packet, I thought, with a few tweaks this can also be used as a self-esteem builder, for your "fill a bucket" activites too.
Students choose a T-shirt and matching cover, sign their name at the top and glue their photo to the pocket.
Children pass their booklet to another child, who writes a compliment (why that person is terrific) and continue passing, 'til everyone has signed everybody's booklet.
If you're looking for a Father's Day activity, or you have grandparent's come visit at the end or beginning of the year, you can fill the blank in with My Dad is "T"-'rrific or use the other blank template for My Grandparents are "T"-'rrific. Students write why they think so on the blank pages.
If you like to have lots of interesting writing practice for back-to-school week, as icebreakers to get to know your new students, use the My Summer was "T"-'rrific template. These would be cute displayed on a clothesline, along a wall and hung up with clothespins!
Any option you choose is pretty easy-breezy. Run the T-shirt pattern and covers off on a variety of colors of construction paper. (Make sure the cover matches the T-shirt so they blend.)
For even more pizzazz, use scrapbook paper! You can also buy a 50-sheet pack of printed paper (they have lots of options like tie dye, rainbow and animal prints, which would also be cool).
Students choose one, trim their pages, collate and staple their booklet to the front of their T-shirt so that it flips open. Adding a school photo gives it that finishing touch.
I'd take a few days to make the memory book. To ensure quality, students can work on 1 or 2 pages each day. (Great for Daily 5)
I've included color templates as well as black and white to save ink, but also because I think it's even more of a keepsake if kiddos do the coloring.
There's a blank template for you to write a note to your students. You can print the templates and write a personal note to each one, or if you're pressed for time, write a generic note to everyone, sign and run off. To make it more personal, write the student's name at the top.
To help you out, I searched for some sweet teacher comments and found a variety of poems by unknown authors. I revamped them a bit and included two options for you to include if you want.
Click on the link to view/download the versatile "T"-'rrific Writing Prompt Craftivity Packet. Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN away.
If you're a frequent visitor to the TeachWithMe blog, you know I like to end with some sort of quote that pertains to the topic.
While surfing I found this sweet one from Winnie The Pooh. Hope you enjoy it too!
This packet is a great alternative to the usual end-of-the-year memory book. Students glue the templates to a file folder and cut on the lines to create a flip booklet. An autograph page is included that can be glued to the back.
This owl craftivity is an interesting and fun alternative to making a school memory booklet. Packet includes templates for preschool through 3rd grade, plus a blank one to fill in with whatever.
1-2-3 Make a Memory Book With Me.
I LOVE owls and that cute little saying: "Owl" miss... (you fill in what) so I designed an end-of-the-school-year packet with an owl theme using that play on words.
I'm posting this a bit early, as there is so much to get done towards the end of the school year, that May was always the month that flew the fastest for me. If you've been contemplating making some sort of memory booklet, hopefully this will help you out.
The packet includes several writing prompts for students to write about what they'll miss.
Run off the cover and student page. Children complete the thought: "Owl" miss... and then illustrate their page.
Collect and collate the pages and bind them into a class book.
When you share the completed story with your students, have each child read their own page.
Make a copy of your school composite and give each child an oval of themselves to glue on the tummy of the owl.
I've also included a note from the teacher if you're looking for just a little something. Tuck it in their backpacks for them to discover when they get home. You can add slits to the page and insert a lollipop if you want.
"I learned a lot of knOWLedge this year. Here's a list of my favorites:" is a simple and quick writing prompt bookmark students can color. This too makes a nice keepsake, and works well for a Daily 5 activity.
There's also a class memory booklet, complete with autograph page, where friends can sign their name on the owl's tummy.
The beauty of this, is that students can work on their memory book writing prompts for several days, finally finishing the last week of school. It's a great "something to do" while you get one-on-one assessing done with your students.
I don't know about your state, but Michigan had the worst winter on record and schools all over have quite a few snow days to make up. My grandsons' last day is June 19th. Having some copy-ready activities to do can help save your sanity.
You can make their memory book even more special, by taking a last week of school photo of each child doing their favorite subject, activity, or at play during recess; and then have them include it somewhere in their booklet.
Click on the link to view/download the Owl Miss School Packet
To take a look at another FREE end-of-the-year memory book click on the link. I've included a cover page for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade and a generic one to fill in something else.
If you run out of time, you can always send the booklet home for a parent to help their child fill out, especially if they complain: "I'm bored!"
Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN anything you think others may find helpful. My "pin it" button is at the top.
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"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings becasue it has a song." -Lou Holtz