Hello! Jenny Larson, here to share the last day of school (sort of!). Today will wrap up the week of scrapbooking inspiration coming from school. This time we'll be looking at the subjects that are often not required but that people instead choose to take: electives. Here's the list of ones I thought of:
- World Language
- Physical Education
- Technology Education
- Home Economics
- Computer Science
There are more electives, I know, but this was the preliminary list I came up with. Where do you see these subjects in your life? Here's some pages dealing with a few of these subjects:
Since I took up running, I have loved scrapping it. Here I scrapped the Turkey Day 5K last year.
Christine Newman also runs and also celebrates the activity in this amazing page.
On to Industrial Arts: Sue Althouse created this stunning page about her husband's woodworking hobby (the wooden buttons are a perfect accent). I love how she is scrapbooking her significant other's interest, something I love to do too.
I like cooking much better than sewing. This page, which I made years ago, is one of my favorites. In a book I had been reading, the main character said she'd taken a home ec cooking course called "5 Good Things," which is what you learned to cook in that course! It made me think of my 5 Good Things, and these were my 5 at the time. What are your 5 Good Things that you cook?
Art is something my son loves. He's always been drawn to bright colors, and he loves tracing and drawing books. I scrapped his love of art in this page. I tried to get a little arty, pulling out the mist, the paint, the stamps, the thread, and the paper.
Christine shares some music in this page celebrating a musical icon: the Mix Tape. I still have a few, even though I don't have a tape player anymore. I love how Christine used lots of blocks that reflect the shape of the tape.
Finally, something that is not quote an elective, but an area of study which many students take, including my son: Special Education. I scrap his disability seldom (once a year in April during Autism Awareness month), but I scrap his small victories often, which is most important when things are not going well. He loves looking at his old pages, so I hope it heartens him every time he sees a page that celebrates the steps forward.
Thank you again for sharing this week with me! I hope this gives you scrapbooking ideas and allows you to have some fun in school.