Memories… so much of our lives are tied together with bits and pieces of our past.
Whether they make us laugh or cry or are as precious as gold or are rather forgotten, memories can help us cherish the past, look forward to the future, and sometimes make sense of the present.
One of my favorite stories that explores this topic is this delightful children’s book by Mem Fox:
As little Wilfred comes to discover from his friends at the retirement home, memories are many things but most of all they are meant to be shared.
To further explore this topic with your students, you could incorporate the following books and lessons into your class activities:
Tanya’s Reunion, by Valerie Flournoy
Check out the link here for a lesson plan based on the story.
The Keeping Quilt, by Patricia Polacco
All the Places to Love, by Patricia Maclachlan
When I Was Young in the Mountains, by Cynthia Rylant
What brings to mind your favorite memory?