Whether it is your child’s first day of school or her last “first day” before leaving for college, the fall season is the perfect time to tackle school scrapbooking projects. With the right supplies and a little organization, you can be done before the bell rings!
First Day Back to School
The first day back is often met with butterflies in the stomach, a half eaten breakfast and a brand new backpack. In addition to the traditional first day school photos, document these first day jitters with a “Wish List” for the year.
- What goals and aspirations does your student have for the upcoming school year?
- Are they looking forward to a particular milestone such as the science fair or getting their class ring?
- And don’t forget to get their handwriting sample on the first day of school to compare to their end of the year handwriting.
Honor Your Student’s Accomplishments
Recognize hard work and perseverance by documenting your student’s scholastic accomplishments. Awards such as the honor roll and National Honor Society can be scrapbooked¸ with or without photos. These pages will show your student how proud you are of her studying and hard work.
Senior Year Albums
One of most thoughtful gifts you can give a graduating senior is a compilation album. A scrapbook album is compiled of school photos, awards and candid photos spanning the 12 years of school. For example, one page can hold the 8 x 10 portrait or class photo while the next page contains 5-7 photos representing the year. The result is a wonderful keepsake for your graduating senior. It can be shared at his graduation party and even taken to college.