First time having his hair washed at the salon.
Having a little fun.
The new haircut.
Watching the original Superman movie.
At Guardians of the Galaxy.
Harry makes the Rainbow Loom creations and I put wire through them.
sunset over the city.
Harry tried to convince Patrick of something, but Patrick was not buying it.
The big cupcake decision
Cupcakes chosen, wait … what is that? Oh, of course, It’s a baby rainbow loom Cloudjumper trying to eat a cupcake – hmm….
Purging scrapbook supplies.
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.
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”.
The clean studio.
“Is anyone going to feed me?”
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.
Hope you have an interesting, fun day full of warm and fuzzies.
pool party party races
all the craziness
“I’m going to wrangle this alligator.”
Figuring out a Rainbow Loom dragon storyboard.
Composing music in Garage Band.
“So, I guess I don’t fit in the kiddie carts anymore.”
Playing with his grandfather’s ship.
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
- 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).
For this book I used the following: