Dear Scrapbooking, Oh, how I’ve missed you. From, Me
Since my baby boy just turned one, it was time to start working on his milestones book. I got the idea on Pinterest years ago when I was working on my daughter’s book. Each month I would go into a Word document and type in important information and milestones reached during the previous weeks. At the end of the year I have 12 pages of snapshots of what each of my children were doing each month. Here’s an up-close pic of one of the pages.
I have to say I am SO, SO thankful I completed these for both of my children. It was definitely interesting to compare and contrast them along the way.
Here’s what the first page looks like when you open the scrapbook. I took this photo before I added the title, “Milestones”.
I also started baby steps towards an even bigger scrapbook (an A to Z scrapbook). In the photo above, you can see the title page I made for my son on the left. It’s very similar to the one I made for my daughter 3 years ago (hers is still in the scrapbook sleeve which is why it looks faded).
Not only did I make the title page, but I also organized all of the photos I will need. It was super easy to organize all of the folders, but you can only imagine how much time it took to go through one year’s worth of photos, copying, and pasting them into the correct folders. In case you’re curious, here are the categories I’ve come up with so far. You can also see which photos I need to dig up or take:
I have also been busy adding a new section to my TpT store for Cam Jansen books. Here’s a look at one of the previews I made. I now have 4 Cam Jansen packs made with a large stack still waiting to be read & created.
That’s what I’ve been making. What about you? Head over to 4th Grade Frolics to check out some amazing creations:
Practicing addition is a lot more fun if kids get to go shopping, right?!? 🛒 And, this pack is FREE, so it really doesn’t cost you anything but the time to print and cut. 🖨 ✂️ This Snowman Supplies pack is a great way for students to add four 2-digit numbers.
Look at this great book sharing idea for Valentine's Day! It's called Blind Date with a Book. Students can wrap up a good book and write a description on the outside. Then others can choose a new book based on the description!A BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK! 😍 Wrap the books and write a description on each of them- have the kiddos read the descriptions and pick a book for a blind reading date! How memorable! What an amazing idea for #valentinesday! Thank you for sharing Jessica! I see so many teachers trying this out! @thegreenelementaryteacher LOVE! #books #reading #library #blinddate ... See MoreSee Less
Now I wish I worked in a school with a staircase. I love this idea!I have all of the heart eyes for this beautiful staircase by @newacademycanogapark!!! These are some of the books they’ve read during their schoolwide book time! This is such an awesome way to encourage reading! ... See MoreSee Less