This post started out as my tips on how to purge your kids school work and neatly store it in a labelled binder. It quickly turned into “How to gush and bawl all over kindergarten artwork and almost save all of it.”
So to salvage some sort of post I will show you how to stuff a mountain of kids art into a regular 2 inch binder and save everything for posterity.
You Will Need:
2 inch binder
Clear binder pockets
The inability to part with anything your child has ever made.
I wrote on the binder “JR. Kindergarten”, but this was before I acquired a Silhouette Curio. I think I will make myself something much nice for a cover than my chicken scratch handwriting.
I sorted through what Penny had created over her year and threw out anything that was a colouring book page, damaged or falling apart. What was left I divided into seasons like Thanksgiving, Christmas, 100th Day of School etc and organized them into the clear sleeves.
I also saved a sleeve for samples of her writing to see how it improved over the course of the year, any booklets she completed and notes home from her teachers.
The binder is over stuffed but will still fit on a shelf nicely. The way I see it (after I ended up keeping 75% of it) is that every year these sweet scribbles will become fewer and fewer and make way for reports and science project and essays. So for as long as they keep rolling in, I will keep and collect these little masterpieces. One day we will get a kick out of pouring over all the paper bag puppets and backward letters and numbers.
How do you store you kids or grandkids school work? Am I being too sappy?!
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