National Day Calendar Classroom - May 2020 - Memo

National Day Calendar Classroom - May 2020 - Memo


National Memo Day in the Classroom inspires us to create a time capsule. It’s a way to leave a message to ourselves and others about who we were during a specific time in our lives. While in the time of social media, we seem to be doing that on a daily basis without thinking about it, a time capsule is more purposeful. This week’s project encourages a thoughtful planned approach to leaving a memo behind for your students’ future selves and those who follow in their footsteps.


Download and print this week’s project. Share it with parents and guardians to do at home or incorporate it into an assignment. Be sure to check out all the other puzzles and project pages in the National Day Calendar Classroom, too. We add new pages every week for other days we are celebrating! Invite parents to join the class, too. We have plenty of fun and engaging activities for everyone to #CelebrateEveryDay!

Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.


Create a time capsule in your classroom or encourage your students to create one with their families. You can even download and print our suggestions for classroom, individual, and home time capsule projects, too. Have students study about types of time capsules around the world. Cities, schools, and organizations all over the world have created time capsules, some to be discovered decades later. Other types of time capsules include:

  • Roadtrip or vacation time capsules
  • Start of college time capsules
  • Newborn time capsules
  • Retirement time capsules
  • New home time capsules
  • Marriage time capsules
  • New Year time capsules

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