Matchbox Diary

Matchbox Memories by Mrs. Keeley's Fifth and Sixth Graders, Spring 2018

  • During spring library lessons, we read Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischmann. The story is a conversation between a great grandfather and his great granddaughter. The great grandfather recounts his life through his diary of artifacts, kept in matchboxes. Each artifact helps to tell his story as an immigrant child, unable to read and write, growing up to be a printer and antique shop owner.

    Students wrote their own memories and captured them in artifacts that they put in matchboxes. 

    Click here to read their memories.