I wanted to re-cap this whole school scrapbook project and give you an overview of the concept and the layouts.
- This is not a product I sell. I’ve just been sharing the files all school year, one month at a time, here on my blog. If you want to obtain those files for future use, do a search for school layout and you should be able to find them. (See the right side of my blog for the search field.)
- It’s a super-duper simple format that is easy for young children to do. I wanted their creativity to shine in the art and handwriting, not the scrapbooking supplies or techniques.
- Porter’s teacher and I came up with a theme for each month and that’s how I determined which pictures I would take. They were: first day of school, centers, library, recess, lunch, computer lab, classroom party, field day, class play, and friends.
- Doing this project with the kids gave me an opportunity to be in Porter’s classroom at least twice a month. Once to take the pictures and once to scrapbook with them. At this age, he still thinks it’s cool when mom comes into the classroom. I’m totally taking advantage of this sweet attitude before it changes. : )
- I prepped everything ahead of time. When I went in to scrapbook with the kids I gave each child their pictures and page elements all ready in their individual baggies.
- The end result is a scrapbook that shows the child’s growth in a school year. It’s a wonderful little keepsake that will showcase their art, their improving writing skills, and of course pictures and memories from the school year.