Catching Up on Documenting with School Days!

Did you send your kids off to their first day of school recently without having even documented their last school year? This was Meghann Andrew’s problem, but with the help of some Elle’s Studio supplies and a couple of pocket pages, she quickly got some facts and photos in her album. Let’s see what she created.
Hi there! With a new school year starting, I was feeling the guilt of having not documented anything about my daughter’s preschool year. With a quick 6″ x 12″ pocket page spread, the School Days Journaling Tags and a few simple embellishments, it was easy for me to document the nuances of her first year of school. 
Supplies | School Days Journaling Tags, Tiny Star Stickers, So Awesome Puffy Stickers, Little Acrylic Stars, Puffy Heart Stickers, Good Job AcrylicAugust Labels, August 2017 Kit, Title Builder Stamp, Malia Alphabet Stamp, Malia Lowercase Alphabet Stamp, Sunny Days Large Blank Labels, Sunny Days 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
The School Days Journaling Tags, which are currently on sale in the ES shop, provide the perfect base layer for documenting school activities! I loved the tags with prompts, like the “all about me” tag, which I adhered a photo from the first day of school to, to begin my spread. I also loved creating a title card, using the Title Builder Stamp with the Malia Alphabet and Malia Lowercase Alphabet Stamp. And you wouldn’t even know that the cute puffy pencil from the So Awesome Puffy Stickers wasn’t released at the same time as the journaling tags. They coordinate beautifully! 

On the backside, I had to document my daughter’s teacher, and the favorite things that she learned throughout the year. I kept the embellishment super simple to make the documentation quick and easy, and allow the words and photos to shine.

At the end of the page, I added a few overall notes about my daughter’s progress throughout the year, and a photo from her last day as a preschooler.

I’ve been trying to figure out a solution for all of the bits and pieces that she has brought home over the course of the past year, especially because I know I will have even more drawings and art projects brought home this year! I placed each one on a piece of foam board and photographed the project, then cropped the images to 4″ x 4″ in Photoshop Elements and put them into pockets! In the center pocket, I used the Good Job Acrylic and a few Little Acrylic Stars

I still have quite a few more art projects to photograph, but the work seems so much less tedious, and I’m so happy to have her school year documented.

Be sure to pick up the School Days Journaling Tags if you have any educational details to document!