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Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Inspiration: Summer Homework!

Today I want to share an unlikely inspiration. My daughter's school sends home a "Summer Brain Games" booklet for those students whom request it. Rylie loves to do homework (hope it stays that way!) so she always wants the booklet. It is really wonderful, each page is a different activity that continues to strengthen what she just learned in first grade in the hopes that she will be ready when second grade starts this fall. A few of the pages are those really fun "column" pages. It shows maybe animal pictures on one side, and different types of foods on the other. The student has to draw a line to connect the animal with it's food of choice. As I reviewed my daughter's booklet, I was struck by these pages. This was a GREAT idea to capture my children's likes in the here and now. SO, I decided to model a layout on this idea, and here's how it turned out..





This was easy to do, I picked a few pics of my kids that I loved, then just did simple google image searches to find pictures of the things they really love right now. If I do one of these layouts a year, in the same format, it will be really cool to look through and see how they change as they grow. Do you like this idea and do you think you may try it?

5 comments:

Alison said...

Yes yes yes--and yes! Very neat idea!

soapHOUSEmama said...

so totally cool!!!

scrappymo! said...

Great idea! Bet she loved it too!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

That is such fun inspiration and a great layout!! :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Very creative design. Love it!