Today is the 100th day of school for my child. To mark the occasion she and her classmates were asked to bring in 100 of their favorite items.
Yes, the assignment that parents from coast-to-coast dread each year.
It’s even more dreadful when your kid reminds you that she needs said items two hours before they’re due.
So, you run around like a nutcase looking for 100 what to cram into a Ziploc bag?
Cheerios, LEGOs, coffee beans… blood, sweat, tears?
When all is said and done, hopefully you remember to snap a photo of your kid holding up his bag full of Q-tips so you can preserve the moment in your scrapbook.
On the contrary, there are a slew of worthwhile moments to preserve regardless of your child’s age. For example, if your son or daughter is too young to get a report card you could document his or her development with a handprint kit. Have your child make handprint pages at the beginning and end of the school year. You will likely be amazed at how much larger her handprint appears in just eight short months.
If you have older children, consider crafting layouts that feature your child’s progress in various school subjects such as English, Science, Math and Social Studies. You could also record the titles of your child’s favorite books, and then embellish the page with excerpts from book reports. Another idea is to preserve special artwork in your child’s school memory book. Depending on how large or elaborate the artwork, you could use it to decorate an entire page or you could place the masterpiece in a frame made of cardstock and decorate the remainder of the layout with school-themed stickers, stamps and die cuts.