Yesterday, I posted that we were making scrapbooks in order to "rehearse" memoir writing. I promised some pictures of finished products today. I was thinking about how creative projects like these seem to be disappearing somewhat because of our time crunch. However, the kids did plenty of writing while compiling and reflecting on these memories, so I didn't feel like we were missing instruction and practice, and I loved seeing how involved they got. They were so proud of their scrapbooks. One student turned in her electronic Shutterfly scrapbook by sharing it with me via e-mail. It was 40 pages long! It was the first scrapbook she ever created. Amazing. I hope some of these creative kids are inspired to continue to scrapbook and write about their lives. Now they're ready for the March Slice of Life Challenge and memoir writing!
This group is holding up the memoirs they read right beside their scrapbooks.
Sample pages and covers:
Aren't they wonderful? I can't wait to look through them all!