project life/365 – week 30

First time having his hair washed at the salon.Week 30-1

Having a little fun.Week 30-2

The new haircut.Week 30-3

Love.Week 30-4

Watching the original Superman movie.Week 30-5

At Guardians of the Galaxy.week 39-20 Week 30-7

Cleaning.Week 30-8

Jumping.Week 30-9

Harry makes the Rainbow Loom creations and I put wire through them.Week 30-10

Playing chess. Week 30-12 Week 30-13

 

 

project life/365 – week 29

sunset over the city.Week 29-1

Harry tried to convince Patrick of something, but Patrick was not buying it.Week 29-2

The big cupcake decisionWeek 29-3

Cupcakes chosen, wait … what is that? Oh, of course, It’s a baby rainbow loom Cloudjumper trying to eat a cupcake – hmm….Week 29-4

Purging scrapbook supplies.Week 29-5

Moomba is obsessed with Rain Loom animals. He thinks they are his. I keep finding them all over the house. Here he is attacking the little lion. Week 29-6

We started a “Warm and Fuzzy jar” that gets filled as Harry goes out of his way to do nice things – per Harry’s request. After a long few weeks, he finally achieved some “warm and fuzzies”. week 29-20

The clean studio.Week 29-8

“Is anyone going to feed me?”Week 29-9

Minecraft CampWeek 29-10

He is demonstrating his Minecraft Map – we are riding a roller coaster to just below the sun so we can cross the bridge to the boat.Week 29-11

Hope you have an interesting, fun day full of warm and fuzzies.

 

 

the essence of a school year

How do you capture the essence of a school year? Every year varies. Some years there are lots of projects, sometimes I can take a ton of photos or the teachers take photos, some times there is a plethora of field trips, shows, stuff, etc… Whatever your experience, there is always a story to tell about your child’s school year.

Here are some ideas on what to capture both in photos and/or words to characterize your child’s school year:

  • the obligatory first day of school photo
  • the school’s sign
  • what your child likes in their lunch or what they eat from the cafeteria
  • new clothes or school styles
  • new back pack – why did they choose it?
  • a picture with their teacher
  • what the inside of the classroom looks like, posters, bins, class library, the backpacks lined up, markers, areas (reading area, make believe area, science area, etc.)
  • Questions for your child – How old are you?, How tall are you?, Do you like your teacher? What are you excited about the school year? Goals for the year?
  • the class photo
  • your child’s professional individual photo
  • drawings, art
  • writing samples, stories, answers to questions
  • what is classroom life like? do they sit groups, facing the board, at a big table, rug time?
  • are there specialty classes? language? music? technology? library? science?, P.E.?
  • what is popular at recess? what does your child like to do?
  • photos of your child working on homework
  • carnivals
  • songs they sing, poems to memorize, etc.
  • craft projects
  • holidays, parties
  • projects, making the project, presenting the project
  • special days – like pajama day, spirit days, crazy hair days, etc.
  • field trips
  • sleep away camp
  • science fair
  • after school classes
  • self – portrait
  • rehearsing for a project
  • book reports
  • examples of tests
  • strengths, weaknesses
  • performances – a choir concert or a play ( include getting ready -nerves?excitement?)
  • moments with friends – who are there friends? what do they like to do together?
  • sports at school
  • reward systems
  • special events, – parent parties, picnics, end of the year party
  • homework folder, binder, books, pencils, pens, etc.
  • are they organized? or disorganized?
  • daily schedule
  • books read during the school year – reading logs, etc.
  • awards, certificates
  • report cards, notes from the teacher
  • blog posts from the teacher
  • trends – silly bands, colorful shoes, trendy toys ( Minecraft or Rainbow Loom)

This is a sample of the book I created for Harry’s second grade year. ( I know I am behind, but at least it got finished).

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For this book I used the following: