Here is a special way to help your child remember the fun of their Kindergarten or First Grade school year. Try making a "Memory Book" together. By asking a few simple questions, you can help your child create a "published" book to keep for years to come.
This book can be hand-printed by an adult, or typed on a computer. Your child will be the author and illustrator.
Here’s what to do:
- Use standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch white copy paper
- Start with a title page in larger print, for example "Kindergarten 2010/2011 by Megan Kelly"
- Start to create content with a question like, "What was your teacher’s name?" Write or type their answer at the bottom of the page, and let your child draw and color a picture of their teacher above the text.
- Ask a question for each new page. Here are some examples:
- "What was your favorite subject?"
- "Who was your best friend this year?"
- "What did you like best about your classroom?"
- "What was your favorite book?"
- "What did you like best in math?"
- "What was your favorite lunch?"
- "What was your favorite computer or math game?"
- "What do you know now that you didn’t know before?"
Be creative with your own questions
Let your child illustrate a page or two a day. This book can be stapled together, punched with holes and tied with ribbon, or kept in a plastic folder. Your child will have a wonderful keepsake...and you will learn a lot about your child’s school year!