Creating a School Scrapbook

In my ongoing quest to find new things to scrapbook, I just came up with yet another one. Over the years I have kept important school papers in binders. I label each binder with my child’s name and the grade. It is so neat to go back several years and look at their work.

Now I don’t keep everything. I only keep really important stuff like when they first wrote their name, awards, special writing assignments and that sort of thing. I keep them protected in clear page protectors.

The binders are nice because it keeps everything organized but they aren’t the prettiest to look at.

So I have decided to start a new scrapbook project in turning those binders into special scrapbooks for school. This way I can not only incorporate special papers, ribbons and certificates but I can also include pictures.

If you are anything like me, you have doubles of your pictures. They have been sitting in piles for a long time. Or you may have extra copies of the professional school pictures that get taken. You finally have a use for them.

All of those pictures can be utilized in the school scrapbook. It will be nice to associate the first time they wrote their name to a picture of what they looked like in that grade.

I also have so many memories from their school years stuck in my head. This gives me a way to transfer them onto paper. I can journal fun things like how I used to have to tear my youngest son off my leg for the first half year of kindergarten. Or I can journal about my daughter’s favorite teacher.

Don’t throw away those school papers or those extra copies of school pictures that seem to accumulate every year. You can create a special school scrapbook that will hold some treasured memories for years to come.

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Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.