Ok, I have edited this post. I am a new blogger and I don't have that many followers, but I love getting new ideas. I would really like to see what you do for your kiddos as far as memory books, portfolios, or scrapbooks. Please consider blogging about this and linking up. This is my first linky party and I really hope that I have done this right! Cross your fingers!!
These are portfolios that I keep all year long. Let's see if I can explain this without being to confusing. First, you need 5 paper bags per child. You cut off the bottoms, then you bind all of the bags together. So, you have 1 bag for two months (Aug/Sep, Oct/Nov, Dec/Jan, Feb/Mar, April/May) I have the kids create a theme/seasonal cover for each month. Now, this year...I started the covers with just pretty generic art activities. Well, then I saw a handprint calendar (can't remember where) and thought that would be cute for each month's cover! I had the thought of going back and changing the first couple that I did and then one of my parents told me to "just let it be" lol! I had to live with it. I figured if the parents weren't going to care, then I should be fine with it this way. I save writing, art, basically anything that I want to save. The kids even picked out a few things to save! The bag holds everything...doesn't necessarily need to be flat paper. I will be honest with you, by May they get pretty FULL! It is worth it! We present them to our parents at our Kindergarten Celebration Night!!