Today I’m sharing tips about documenting school!
This week for #nndailytip, we're talking about documenting school! I'll have a few ideas for going back to document your own school days, but for the most part these will center on recording kids for my fellow parents / guardians. When you are scrapbooking those obligatory back-to-school photos, consider including the emotional side of things as well as information like grade level, teacher's name, and school. Ask how they are feeling about going back (Excited? Nervous? Sad to see Summer go?) and/or include how they are showing their emotions with actions (Asking a lot of questions about what to expect? Packing and reps King school supplies in a backpack?).
Eliza's Kindergarten year is the only time I've been on my game and made a cover page, but this is what we do with school work: we keep office binders in the entryway with a hole punch so stuff can go from the backpack right in. There are page protectors for odd-shaped things and big projects / dimensional items get photographed. When the binder starts to get full, I thin out and recycle some things: we don't need to keep every piece of paper they bring home, but it's neat to have a representative sample that shows what they learned / how they progressed for the year. #nndailytip
Last #nndailytip about documenting school! If you aren't sure how to document your school days, try translating prompts from workshops or challenges so they work for your past. My favorite pages about high school are all from doing past takes for My Details prompts (which I taught with @rukristin and will soon be available again @the_awesome_ladies_project). There's more to the story than what shows in your photos!
What are your favorite tips for documenting school?
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