I haven't been taking the time like I use to for blogging. This on again off again thought has been there for some time. As I was working on making the binder covers for some school organization I couldn't find a picture. I ended up searching my blog for it. It led me back to 2010 and as I was scanning that time and remembering how little Megan was and all that had happened it hit me that for that reason alone I need to keep going. Journaling bits and pieces of our life this way is really priceless.
So now onto the reason I was looking for pictures... I admit that right now I am a mess! I have been running on empty for what seems like forever. I know that I have mentioned that our summer was busy and hectic. I am now in the mode to take control of the mess and get things together!
I started with Megan's school work. My mom gave me this organizer right before preschool. It is super cute!
This is only Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten. I knew that it wasn't going to work. By the time 2nd grade ends it would be so full that it would be a disaster waiting to happen. I would not be happy if everything ended up in a pile on the floor.
A former co-worker of mine posted on Facebook about how she stored school work for her kids. I loved it and decided to give it a try.
She used the school picture of her children, but I decided to use the photo that I taken on the first day of school for the cover. Now that it is done the only thing I would do different is to add the school year.
I used page protectors for all of Megan's work and began with preschool items.
I put artwork, select worksheets, short stories, awards, report card and even ribbons for field day in the binders. My mom suggested I add a copy of immunization records for that year. Which might be helpful in the future. When I applied for my marriage certificate I had to show that I had a certain shot. The doctors office was no longer in business and I didn't know where to go for my records. My mom had keep all of my childhood immunization records and fortunately the county accepted it as proof. You just never know when you might need that record.
At the end of the book I created collages for all of the field trips, classroom parties and any other special activity.
I have one binder down and two to go. Megan enjoys looking at the completed binder. I love that everything will be neat and tidy. I also like the idea of having a place to put the special items that are coming home for this year.
May your day filled with joy and contentment!