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Mini scrapbooks are simple to make and easy to store. Smaller albums are great for kids so they don't get overwhelmed with large pages and complicated page layouts. School albums are a perfect gift and the “mini” size is easy to assemble.
One idea for a school album is to allot 2 or 3 pages per grade and put mats for at least one picture on each page.
You can include a list for each grade with topics like: My Teachers Name, My favorite Class, My Friends, and Extra Curricular Activities.
You should also leave some extra journaling space for the student to record their thoughts and feeling for the year. As the student writes their information they will be able to see how their handwriting changes from grade to grade.
Some size suggestions for scrapbooking albums are 4 x 6, 6 x 6 or if you want a deluxe mini you can do a 9 x 9.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|