We were up to our eye brows in scrapbooks earlier this month! O, the chaos. Yes! We, Kinder League teachers, make an individual scrapbook for each of our students. We have been doing this for over 10 years! It all started when a friend shared what her daughter's teacher did at their "fancy" school. Maybe our students don't attend a fancy school, but we knew that they too deserved this special gift. And 10 years later,...we haven't looked back yet!
We create one scrapbook page each month. Most pages include a photograph, but in recent years we have had to cut back because of cost. As you can see, its not just about the photos though. Featuring the student's original art or writing is just as special.
We present our kindergarten scrapbooks to the families on the day of our Kindergarten Celebration (this just happened for us last week). After student performances, the families are invited back to our classrooms where they can look over their books with their child and enjoy cupcakes. It's truly a special day!
Academic rigor is alive and well in our mandated CCSS. And that's fine. What makes the kindergarten classroom unique is that in all happens in a well balanced classroom that thrives in preserving that magic that makes this such a special age. Let's preserve the memories!
Here We Come to Save the Day!
We are three energetic kindergarten teachers who want to share our kinder experience with you!