Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Children’s School Work http://www.designmom.com/2007/01/ask-design-mom-childrens-school-work/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:10:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jenni http://www.designmom.com/2007/01/ask-design-mom-childrens-school-work/comment-page-1/#comment-205552 Jenni Sat, 06 Jan 2007 16:57:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2654#comment-205552 thank you, thank you gabby for posting my dilemma. i am of the sentimental sort and can’t seem to give some of it up, i love all the ideas posted so far…keep them coming…

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By: kristen http://www.designmom.com/2007/01/ask-design-mom-childrens-school-work/comment-page-1/#comment-205553 kristen Sat, 06 Jan 2007 15:43:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2654#comment-205553 I have four kids. The last one is four. I have started taking pictures of some of her artwork using my cell phone. Then I store the picture to display as a background image on my phone’s screen. I love it. The more she creates the more screens I have to choose from.

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By: Bonny Brae http://www.designmom.com/2007/01/ask-design-mom-childrens-school-work/comment-page-1/#comment-205554 Bonny Brae Sat, 06 Jan 2007 12:37:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2654#comment-205554 we also throw away most of the “directed” art projects. and we do the box per child for the important projects, book reports, etc. and sort through it throughout the year.

i also photograph most things. then, i don’t feel bad when their sculptures get broken (as they inevitably do), or a toddler rips a mobile book report or a something gets thrown away. and framing a few favored pieces is always fun.

we were lucky with my 2 older girls, their kindergarten teacher made a scrapbook for each child of the year’s field trips and projects.

hopefully my younger two will get the same teacher.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/01/ask-design-mom-childrens-school-work/comment-page-1/#comment-205555 Anonymous Sat, 06 Jan 2007 02:02:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2654#comment-205555 I’ve liked looking through the momentos my mom saved from my childhood. We don’t have a ton, but a handful enough to get the idea of what it was like. Neat to see my handwriting change over the years and what seemed so important to me back then.

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By: Jenny W http://www.designmom.com/2007/01/ask-design-mom-childrens-school-work/comment-page-1/#comment-205556 Jenny W Fri, 05 Jan 2007 14:38:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2654#comment-205556 Here’s one idea: my mother would save everything/most things in a cardboard apple box in the garage throughout the year. Then, during summer vacation, we were each in charge of making a scrapbook for the year. We decided which projects, reports, etc. were important and pasted them into a large album (sometimes we folded them up to make them fit, although now I would just take a photo of the child displaying anyting too large to fit in the album and print it off as a large print).

The plus side of this was that we had an instant summer craft tradition. The older kids would “help” the younger ones put their together. The minus meant my mother giving up her dining room for a month every summer … As an adult I’ve been meaning to go through and edit down the collection into one or two scrapbooks (we did this all the way through high school) just so it’s more manageable—I’ve started a bit and it’s easier to do because everything’s already organized. Plus, my husband (a physicist) really enjoyed seeing my 2nd-grade report on electricity and magnets (I am anything but a scientist) :)

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By: rebecca http://www.designmom.com/2007/01/ask-design-mom-childrens-school-work/comment-page-1/#comment-205557 rebecca Fri, 05 Jan 2007 14:37:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2654#comment-205557 Jenni, I just happened to be looking on Marthastewart.com this morning and came across some of her ideas. Link is http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel4930271&contentGroup=KIDS&site=kids&rsc=livcontent5. I am way too sentimental and love to keep my kids’ artwork. I frame my favorites in inexpensive acrylic frames and hang them in the “kids art gallery” in the basement.

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