Below I'd like to share a few of the pages that I've made over the years, as well as a few pages made by some of my fellow Write.Click.Scrapbook team members.
And in the process of taking in a bit of inspiration, we'll also discuss a few specific approaches you could take in your own back-to-school scrapbook pages.
1. Scrapbook Your First Day Routine
Here I've paired a few of my favorite photos of my son outside of our house on his first day of Kindergarten with a short checklist of everything we did to get ready that morning.
And here I recorded his class' routine on his first day of preschool.
2. Scrapbook Your Child's Feelings About Going Back-to-School
You can just feel the excitement that Jennifer Larson's boys have for going back to school in her page, "Late Summer Joy."
3. Scrapbook Other's Feelings About Your Child Going Back-to-School
Amy Sorenson recorded her feelings of excitement, anticipation and even fear in this wonderful double page layout, "His First Day Is Also Mine."
In my page "Can I Come Too?" I chose to focus on my youngest son's feelings about his brother going to school. While I think he was very excited, he was also pretty lonesome without his big brother and maybe even a bit jealous.
4. Scrapbook Highlights From Your Back-to-School
Here Jennifer has combined several key back-to-school memories on a single page. She's used photos of her boys' first day outfits, shots with their new teachers and one of the two of them together with a list of important details about each.
And here I've combined my favorite moments from my son's first day of Kindergarten on a 11 x 17" spread.
5. Scrapbook Your School Pride
And finally Jennifer shows off her school pride in this page--what a fun idea for kids and teachers alike!
These of course are only a few of the approaches that you could take to get your back-to-school story scrapbooked--but they're a great place to start!
Thanks to Amy Sorenson and Jennifer Larson for sharing their pages with us and I can't wait to see how you choose to record your back-to-school memories!