How to Create the Monthly Reflection Memory Book
Some years ago I came up with the idea of having my students create a monthly reflection memory book for the year. I had them keep a monthly calendar of what was going on both at school and in their own lives at home. We would try and set aside time at least a few days a week at the end of the day to record any memorable moments.
At the end of each month, I would have my students take a look at their calendar page and use it to write a monthly summary. I would collect and hold onto both the calendar sheets and their monthly summary sheets.
Reflection on the Memory Book by a Former Student
Just this past Spring, a former parent came back and told me as they were preparing for high school graduation, she and her daughter found her special 3rd grade memory calendar book. They sat and pored over the details, remembering together some of the important family moments that had been recorded by the young student so many years ago. The parent ended our conversation by telling me just how special that book is to them. It had been tucked away for years in a bin of school memories and truly brought joy to both mother and daughter when they found it and looked back at their year.
Resources to Help You Easily Create Your Reflection Book With Your Students
If you would like to start a project like this, you could go online and find some easy, printable calendars. I just searched Google and many options came up. Or you can purchase my Editable Calendar Pack with Lifetime Updates. You will never need to search for calendar pages for this project or other projects again with this pack.
Then combine the calendars with my Monthly Writing Paper Pack and you will have everything you need to make your Monthly Reflection Memory Book with your students. This pack comes with 4 unique pages for each month. Each design comes with Primary Lines and Upper Elementary Lines. A digital Google Slides and Powerpoint Version is also included.
Freebies! Grab the Free Sample
You can even try out a sample of my Monthly Writing Paper Pack Free Sample. Both the sample and full pack come with Printable and Digital Versions. The free sample comes with one page for January and one page for July.
Sign Up for My Newsletter to Get the Free Cover
If you want to take your calendars and monthly writing pages and create your end of year reflection book. Hop on over to my email list and sign up to receive this free Monthly Reflection Book Cover Freebie. You will get access to this cover and other freebies in my VIP Resource Library.
There are many other ways you could use these writing papers from journal prompts, to monthly writing assessments, to class pen pal letters. The sky is the limit to your imagination with these easy to use Monthly Writing Pages for Print and Digital.