Teachers are special people and they put so much of their heart + soul into teaching our children. So I made something to give back to my son's teacher for all she does for her students... a teacher's memory album.
I wanted my son's teacher to have a keepsake book of memories from the school year just like the students were making with their Personal Yearbook Project. Teachers put so much effort into making things for their students that they don't often have time to do anything like this for themselves.
So I gathered photos, cut some scrapbook paper, printed a few 3x4 cards, had the students help make a few other journaling cards and put it all into a Project Life Mini Album.
Because I was already taking photos of the students every month for their Personal Yearbook Project, I simply added those photos to the pages of this album. I wanted to include photos of all of the students on each page for the different events, so I designed The Simply White Collection v7 + v7r photo collage templates to include multiple photo grids specifically for this project!
Of all the gifts a teacher will receive throughout the year, this is one that will last a lifetime...
Teacher's Memory Album
I added one page for each student that included a photo of them with the teacher, a 4x6 card with questions about their teacher and two 3x4 cards that they wrote their names and drew a self portrait.
The students helped by writing the monthly theme on 3x4 cards.
At the end of the student's Personal Yearbooks, I took photos of them holding a chalkboard that they had written what they want to be when they grow up. I printed what it said below each photo.
Where can I get a Project Life® Mini Album? You can buy them online at Becky Higgins' store or you can find them locally at AC Moore or Michael's Craft Store.
What if I don't have photos of the teacher or students? Ask other parent's to contribute to this project. We take lots of photos of our kids at school with our smart phones so you should be able to get plenty of photos. You can also fill the pages with drawings and writing from each student. Buy some blank 4x6 index cards and let them get creative!
Where can I get the 4x6 and 3x4 cards? You can make them or check out a few great options I found...
How do you get more than one image on a 4x6 or 3x4 photo? I use my Simply White Collection of photo collage templates. I designed version 7 + 7r just for this project. I wanted to fit all of the students on two pages for each event, so these photo collage templates helped me to do this and the use of white space made sure my overall design didn't look too busy.