January Scrapbook Pages

08 February 2011
I do a scrapbook type activity with the students each month.  I utilize the teacher resource book Making Memories.  Each month the students listen to and color in a poem, color in a heading, and complete a small writing prompt.  I then take their photograph and complete a hand print activity. 

For January, I decided not to follow the book's hand print activity, but instead to make a penguin to go with our penguin theme unit.  This month's photograph was taken of each student with his/her head through a snowman cutout.  The snowman scene was made by a very talented classroom aide.

I house the pages of the scrapbook in plastic page protectors in a small three ring binders.  At the end of the year, I send the scrapbooks home.  The parents treasure the scrapbooks and love to see both the physical and academic growth their child has made in a school year.


  1. As a parent, I would adore this! I will definitely be purchasing this book and having my first graders complete it!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Just looked up the price & it sells for 49.00 on Amazon - guess I won't be using that exact book - wow - do like the idea though and plan to do something similar!

  3. Oh, my! I was planning on making my own version for next school year. Keep checking back.


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