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    memoirs ?
    By Dedi

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    My students completed a similar activity when I student taught in 5th grade. Their final project during May and June was to write a biography of their elementary school years, with a page for each grade level-- similar to what Carolyn spoke about. We showed them a variety of examples from past years' classes, but otherwise let them apply their own "creative juices." The only requirement was a 2 page spread for each grade with at least a paragraph about that year. We gave them a list of leading questions and suggested add-ons (i.e. photos, drawings, work samples), but otherwise it was pretty open-ended. Parents and students shared some good memories working together on this project, and the results were spectacular! This school has a big fifth grade graduation in the last week of school, and we set out all of the autobiographies on long tables in one room for visitors to read-- they had a ball, and the children were so proud of their work! Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

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