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teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, I know that Teacher Appreciation Day/Week  is over.  I personally think Hallmark, or whomever thought of this wonderful concept, needs to rethink the time frame.  

Let's face it, today's families are operating at the speed of light, with so many activities and things to do, that they can't even write them all in a square on the calendar.  Consequently, Teacher Appreciation Day,  often slips by without people even being aware of it.

teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, However, parents' minds often turn to thinking of something kind to do for their child's teacher the last week or day of school. 

With that in mind, I designed several keepsake gifts that are very heartfelt.  If you happen to volunteer in the classroom, you could spearhead making a surprise memory book for the teacher.  Since it involves writing, it's certainly educational.

I've included a note home to parents to help expedite things.  "Paper love" is something that I always appreciated and have cherished over the years.  Click on the link to view/download the Teacher Memory book. 

For my sample, I glued the pages in a notebook, but you could mount them on construction paper, laminate, trim and collate into a sweet booklet.

teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, Another option, is a keepsake card.  Print the poster and mount it on a large sheet of construction paper. 

Send the note home (I've included one for this packet too.) Include a piece of construction paper, so that parents can trace and cut out their child's hand print and help them write a note on it.  

They send it back in the envelope provided and you arrange them around the card.  Click on the link to view/download the Teacher Appreciation Card. 

teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, If you're a teacher reading this, and would enjoy a Memory Book from your kiddos, share the idea with a fellow teacher. 

If they like it too, you could swap classes for 15-20 minutes.  You make a memory book for them, with her/his students and (s)he makes one for you with your children. 

teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, The 1st three pages are in color, as well as black and white. Have students each choose a different color marker to write their name on the "This book was created by" paper, which acts like an autograph page too.

teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, So there's plenty of variety, I've also included 15 different clip art options, for students to choose from to complete their writing prompt page. 

teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, There are some for boys and some for girls.  All are in black and white so that they can color them. 

For that finishing touch, have them glue their school photo and sign their name at the bottom. 

The book ends with a special thank you, surrounded by appropriate quotes. 

teacher memory book, memory books, end of the year activities, end of the year memory books, teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciatiion cards, letters to the teacher, keepsake crafts, end of the year crafts, classroom posters, Click on the link to view/download the Teacher Memory Book

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