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Prep for Typing Camp: Create Memory Books

By Beth Newingham on May 16, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

One of the ways I remember my summer camping experiences is through the souvenirs and photos I always brought home with me. The signatures of my cabinmates and the crafts that I made were cherished for years.

For Typing Camp, I create a memory book in which students add photos at the end of the week. The book also includes a page with a drawing of a keyboard (so that students remember which fingers are responsible for which keys), a copy of the Typing Camp chant we learn during the week, and a signature page at the end of the book so that campers can remember all of the classmates with whom they shared the camping experience.

Each page is copied on card stock, cut in half, and bound into a little book for each student. Parents use our binding machine at school to help make the books the week before we go to camp.

Below are links to download my Typing Camp memory book pages. Of course you will likely want to change the captions to fit your own camping experience, but here are some templates for you to use.

Each file has two pages printed on one sheet. I copy them on colored card stock so that they are more durable. All files will open in Microsoft Word except for page 9. You will need Print Shop to open the certificate.

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