Friday, May 23, 2008

More Preschool

Well, in keeping with The Preschool theme, I wanted to fill you in on another little project that fills my days during the school year. THE SCRAPBOOKS. You see, every year, each student at The Preschool receives a scrapbook marking the memories they've made at school. It's a sweet gift from the school to the parents, and as a mom, I LOVE them. As a teacher, not so much. Oh, I kid. I really don't mind doing all those pages, but it does get a bit overwhelming at times.

This year, I had 12 students, so that meant that I made 12 scrapbooks. Our director and asst. director are wonderful about helping us finish pages whenever possible, which is awesome. I wanted to show you just a sample of how the precious books turn out, but to do that I had to take some creative liscense. I'm showing you the pages Ms. Lisa actually did for my own girls. Because the pages I did for my students had other kids' faces on them, and I just didn't feel right posting their pics without permission. So these are really Ms. Lisa's pages, but mine were somewhat similar.

Our scrapbooks journaled everything from

the first day of school, to. . .
how much the kids grew throughout the year, to. . .

field trips we'd taken, to. . .


holidays we'd celebrated, to. . .


special days at school, and much more.
The books always turn out so wonderful, but it gets a little hairy at the end of school trying to get them all done. I tried to get several of my usual pages done in the summer so that all I have to do is add the pictures when the occasion is over. My girls love their books. They spend hours looking at them in the weeks following the end of school. Since they (and I) love them so much, I'm sure that as soon as I enjoy a few scrapbook free weeks, I'll start thinking about next year's books.

4 comments:

Sarah B said...

Oh YES! We love our scrapbooks too! We have looked at them more times than I can count since we got them yesterday! You and all the other teachers are so loved and appreciated for all your hard work (not just on the scrapbooks but all year long!)!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Amazing. I've helped a friend with the scrapbooks for her class, and it is SO much work!! I admire you! :)

Larissa said...

I LOVE they boy's scrapbooks. Getting those at the end of the year is my favorite part! Thanks so much for all the hard work you put into those...mom's love them!

Mommy Cracked said...

That is such an incredibly sweet thing! I know the parents appreciate them so much! Can I send my kid to your class next year?? hee-hee