We've had a busy summer and I'm finally able to see a little light at the end of the tunnel with school starting back up on AUGUST 10th!!!! That is less than three weeks for me. I just keep telling myself to hang on for just a wee bit longer.
I kid. We've had a great summer. I've really enjoyed doing things with them and will be a little sad not having my little people around all day when school starts back up.
Since I'm on the topic of school, I thought I'd share my kids' school albums with you. I think the hardest part in creating their albums was trying to decide on what to keep and what to throw away. I decided to keep just the really important stuff like report cards, test results and awards.
I started with an American Crafts 8.5x11 Modern Album because I love that they allow you to use any size page protectors with any of their albums. This is what I did for my daughter's third grade year:
I usually order the 5x7 size school picture and crop it to fit a 6x6 page protector. Then behind it is another school picture that was taken at the end of the year (Don't you just love that pose?). The next page is her class photo that I put in an 8.5x11 page protector.
After that, it's the report card and other awards she'd won throughout the year.
Next is her fourth grade year. Same format in the beginning.
Then behind her layout, I placed another layout of her and the opposite page is her report card, again.
I really love this system because there really isn't a wrong way you can document your child's school years. Most of the "guts" of a school album are already provided for you so all you really need are some page protectors and a three ring punch.
Have a great day!