A class Memory Wall is essentially a way to work as a group to remember the highlights of the school year. While individual projects like memory books and end-of-the-year essays are great, the advantage of the Memory Wall is that by working as a group, you remember more – one person’s memory of an event sparks another memory from someone else. It’s also great way to bring events to the surface that might otherwise have been forgotten. In addition, it will give you all a feeling of accomplishment to see just how much you did over the year. You should be able to make a Memory Wall in about 45 minutes.
You will need:
- A large space – part of a wall, a whiteboard, or a bulletin board
- A large piece of butcher paper to cover the space
- A lot of sticky notes – ideally large-sized and in multiple bright colors
- Markers for every student – Sharpies or something similar in multiple dark colors
- Put the butcher paper on the wall
- Use a marker to divide it into three large sections: Fall, Winter, Spring
- If possible, have students bring chairs to gather around the wall
- Distribute markers and sticky notes
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