For the past 13 years, I have been keeping a journal of the funny (or just plain outrageous) things my students say to me. I reread the pages of the book whenever I need a laugh. Believe me... it's quite a collection! The collection of funny things that the mom kept in the jar reminded me of my journal, but it also inspired me to think about how I could use the jar idea in my classroom.
This year, my class is going to have a memory jar (inspired by the jar mentioned above). My plan is to end each day by choosing a student to add one memory from the day to our jar. I will have pre-cut strips of paper and I will probably write the memory on the slip myself (with the students name) to add to our jar.
|My Class Memory Jar|
I always do a memory book of some sort with my students. The memory book that I use is available at my Teachers Notebook and Tpt shops. In addition to the memory book, I plan to compile the "memories" from our jar into a list that can be added to each child's memory book.
Here are the 2 versions of the label that I made. The first set is blue/green (since those are the colors in my classroom). I made a second set in black/white for anyone who prefers those. I included labels for grades K - 4.
Enjoy your day!