Monday, September 26, 2011

Organization: A year's worth of homework

With two boys in school now, there are lots of homework and art project pages filling up the bin I set up in the office. Now that the new school year has started, it was time to decide what to do with last year's stash. Once I saw this, my decision was made:

One evening a couple of weeks ago, I sat down and photographed everything I wanted kept for posterity. I did save a couple of projects from each of my boys, and the memory books their teachers had made of the whole school year. I know, I'm a sucker, and we'll see how those fare in a few years, but for now I am keeping them.

I got a coupon for a free poster print at Walmart, and I found super cheapo poster frames for $6 each, so my project ended up costing around $12 total.

We are redoing this particular corner of the playroom/office, since my husband likes my computer better (better graphics card, yeah!) and now never sits at his desk, so this corner is going to be the media/recharging station/printer/etc. area, but for right now I really like my boys' work up there.


Emily said...

I love this idea. My daughter isn't even in school yet and I can already tell that all the artwork will add up quickly. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Oh Claudia, What a great idea! I just love it! I wish I had thought to do something like that, years ago.

In fact, I still have art like this..and my baby is 17. I've saved their stories..and their art. Now you've got me thinking.

Perhaps I can do a 'grandma' poster when my grandchildren get older.

Love it!
Donna @ Comin' Home

Karima said...

What a great idea! I often take photographs of my childrens work but never thought to do this! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima :)