Today was the first day of school in the school district we live in. It didn't affect us all that much, but I was most certainly aware of it. I am happily out of touch with school right now.
With Grace turning 4 and beginning the homeschool process in earnest, I had been thinking about getting her a memory book related to school.
I'm one of those moms who has to have a memory book for everything. We have a memory book for birthday memories, and a memory book for wedding memories, and a memory book for baby shower memories. There is no end.
The School Years book fit right in.
When I received it, I was surprised at its size. I requested the larger of the two School Years books, and it is quite large, about 12 inches wide and 13 inches tall. Inside, fourteen expandable envelopes are spiral bound together. The envelopes are labeled pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grade 1, and so on, up to grade 12.
The front of each envelope has space to attach Grace's picture, write her school and teacher (unimportant to us, unless we decide to name our homeschool or participate in a co-op), along with personal information like height and weight. On the back of the envelope, there are spaces to record friends, activities, sports, and special achievements. My favorite part is a line for the child's signature.
I can see myself someday scanning those signatures and putting them all together on one page some day. I can't wait to see how they change each year.
The envelopes will be a nice place to save stories and artwork and handwriting samples. My plan is to have her write something at the beginning and end of each school year to see how her skills have changed.
My only hesitation about the School Years book is its cost. In our current financial situation, I would not spend $32 plus shipping on a memory book, even if it's nice. When I was working, on the other hand, I would have purchased the School Years book without a second thought.
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What mementos do you keep from each school year?
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As part of the Council of Media Moms, I received one free School Years to review. All opinions are my own.
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