Sunday, May 6, 2012

CLASS YEARBOOK FROM A - Z

A teacher in New York shared this idea with me years ago.  It’s going to take a little work, but it will be something children will treasure the rest of their lives!  You will need to assemble photographs of the children, as well as pictures you’ve taken throughout the school year.  Take 26 sheets of paper and write a letter on each page.  Glue pictures of the children on the page their name begins with.  Next, sort through the pictures and glue them on appropriate pages.  (I’ve give you some suggestions for each letter below.)  Label the pictures and run off a copy for each child.  Use card stock for the front and back cover and bind.

A- apple tasting, art, alphabet, “Alligator”
                  B- “Bear Hunt,” blocks, birthdays, books, bus
                  C- computers, caterpillars, counting, cooking, CLIFFORD
                  D- dinosaurs, dancing, drawing, “Days of the Week”
                  E- easel, exercise, eating, exploring
                  F- friends, fall, first day of school, “Five Little Monkeys”
                  G- GINGERBREAD MAN, games, graphs, gym
                  H- Hundred Day, Halloween, holidays, handprint
                  I- ice and snow, insects, “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “I can___”
                  J- jack o’ lanterns, journals, jump rope
                  K- KISSING HAND, kites, kindness, “Katalina”
                  L- letters, library, “Lettercise,” lunch, LEO
                  M-“Macarena Months,” music, math, magnets
                  N- nests, nursery rhymes, names, numbers
                  O- oceans, outside, “Over in the Meadow”
                  P- pizza parlor, P.E., puzzles, painting, “Peanut Butter”
                  Q- quiet time, quilts
                  R- reading, rainy days, running, rabbits, “Rime Time”
                  S- singing, spring, shapes, senses, science
                  T- “Tooty Ta,” turkeys, teeth, tests, TACKY THE PENGUIN
                  U- upside down, under, umbrellas (April showers)
                  V- Valentine’s Day, VERY BUSY SPIDER
                  W- word wall, writing, winter, “Wally Acha,” weather
                  X- “X” marks the spot (treasure hunt), X with body
                  Z- zoo field trip, zigzag art, “Z” end of the year
*Use the name of the school, teacher’s name, etc.
                 
Here’s a poem for the cover:
We’ve learned and played in many ways,
But now the year must end.
Here’s a book to remember special days,
And all your kindergarten (first grade) friends!

Hint!  If you don’t have photographs, let your children draw pictures for your book.  

2 comments:

  1. I've done this for several years...another idea I got from you. Parents love it!

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  2. What a wonderful way to make a yearbook! I LOVE IT!

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