Memory books are fun to make and keep children engaged at the end of the school year. Making the booklets will help them realize all they have learned during the school year to help themselves and parents feel proud of the learning. This free A to Z School Year Memory printable is something that can be started during the fall of each year. If this project is begun late in the spring, there can be quite a time crunch! While the children are coloring and writing, the teacher will have some time to either build rapport (in the fall) or reflect (at the end of the year).
I have known excellent teachers who either worked on books like this all year, or finished them near the end of the year. If you do a backward alphabet to count down to the end of the school year, a page could be worked on each day there is a new letter, until page A.
The editable version is for teachers who may wish to type in memories for students to illustrate with drawings and/or photos. The blue rectangle areas are for teachers to write information. However, if nothing is typed in a blue area, nothing will appear on the print out (the spaces will be white). The printable may be edited, or printed as is. The school year, name, and specific class activities can be typed in to help parents and students remember all that was accomplished during the year. Photos of the class field trips and other adventures in learning could be placed in the large spaces on each page, or students could illustrate their memories. Also, student writing or good word could be cut out and pasted in the areas. Also perfect for homeschools!