Friday, July 1, 2011

Portfolio/Memory Books LINKY PARTY!!!

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!!












17 comments:

  1. I really like the scrapbook. I usually scrapbook a page or two for each kid. I'd love to know more about how you created your book.

    Thanks!!

    Cheryl Primary Graffiti

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  2. That's so stinkin cute! We did the handprint calendar this year and it turned out to be amazing! We gave it as a Christmas gift so this year I'll be doing some of those handprints a lot sooner. I so wish I had a picture!
    I'm a new follower girlie!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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  3. AND I was just looking at Dream Like Magic on Etsy for a new blog design. I think this is a sign!

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  4. I LOVE it! :) Does the bag 'Hold the materials" for each month? I would love to hear from you at jlee@albertk12.org.

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  5. awesome! where'd you get the paper bags with handles?

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  6. This is sooooo cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. So cute! I do something very similar for a christmas present. I make a handprint calendar. So each month has their little handprint decorated to represent that month. I love the idea of a scrapbook too!

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  8. Love this!!!~ Jennifer

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  9. I love this! I do a memory book (hopefully I can take pictures soon and post) every year. I have a poem I made up that includes everything we do that month then 2-3 pictures, writing sample, and art sample for every month. I LOVE LOVE the scissors you have on the front for the date. Can you tell me where you got that? Is it a diecut from your school or from the cricut? Thanks so much!

    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  10. I have a kindergartener this year and I think we need to make this. This way we would have a really neat place to keep all of the hundreds of pieces of paper and art projects that come along.
    Thanks for sharing and for all you do for our kids!

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  11. I love this idea! Could you please explain and take pictures of how you put this together. I would love to try this for my class!

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  12. Cute keepsake!!! I use a three ring binder to create a K4 Binder for my preschool students. Each month I type and print a brief recap of what has taken place and put a picture or small craft on the bottom of that page. Behind that page I hole punch and insert crafts or work completed that month. Any work that isn't page size I glue to a blank sheet of copy paper or a page that I have printed a title for (ex. a snowflake on a page that reads "Let it Snow!). At the back of the binder I include an autograph section. I take pictures of the kids and glue them to copy paper then have them write their name beside the pic. Then I copy enough of each page for all binders. Since I use a "view" binder, I create a scrapbook page on the front that includes a photo, year, and a list of the child's favorite things.

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  13. ADORABLE !!!! I am looking for ideas for next year. New to teaching and new to kinder! My school does not do portfolios and I was sad!!!! Even if its not a grade level project I would like to do this- in my class!

    I am looking to add lables/stickers to showcase what standards are emphasized in each project :) My school right now ( could be out a job for next year :( ) is very "show me the standards"

    Thanks for posting :)

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  14. Love. It! Where did you get the bags with handles and what size are they?

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  15. How did you do the binding? That's the only part I guess I'm not getting. I so want to do this for my little guy. Please help! :)

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