Wanted to share the final layouts of our 2011-2012 School of Life album. These layouts document my boys’ life at school. In case you aren’t familiar with School of Life it’s a concept designed by Stacy Julian. I use digital templates from Scrapaholics for our school of life albums. We’ll start with my older son who was in first grade last year.
The Life at School layouts take a bit more thought than Life at Home, mainly because I’m not at school with him so I have much fewer pictures. But I’ve found that I can still tell the story of his school year even when using pictures from home. For example, 1st grade was a big writing year for my son. So I made sure to document him doing his writing homework. That way I’m telling a school story even when using a picture I took at home.
There is a group of boys on our street that are all in the same grade. They are some of my son’s favorite friends so I always try to include a photo of them in the Life at School layout. I also include special projects and field trips.
I often have lunch at school with my son. A favorite tradition for both of us, so I be sure to get at least one picture of that event as well. I realize that some years these layouts might have similar photos, but I love how it will show growth and change over time!
For my younger son I was documenting his final year in Pre School. Because he was only there part time, and I drove him to and from, I had many more photos to choose from.
I love that I was able to capture him working with his teacher. Once you are in elementary school you have yearbooks to help you remember your teachers. But in Pre School there is nothing like that. So having some documentation of his wonderful teacher just makes me happy!
Once again I made sure to showcase a special friend as well as field trips and big events, like graduation!
These pages hold a special place in my heart and I’m so glad to have them completed! You can see all my School of Life layouts here.
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