So what are some of the pics you want to capture for your homeschool yearbook? Beyond the traditional class picture, and headshot you want to show how life happens in your “classroom”. This means different things for all of us, some will posed and at least slightly staged, but don’t forget the everyday, seemingly mundane images that show the whole story. Include other items too as I suggest below and your yearbook may double as a portfolio for your yearly evaluation.
What should you include?
What types of photos aside from “professional” headshots should you include in your yearbook or scrapbook?
- furrowed brows working on math
- the morning routine
- Reading on the couch
- Stacks of newly un-boxed curriculum
- Sibling tutors
- field trips
- breakfast yawns
- taking care of pets
- practicing music
- your planner and morning coffee
- cooking in the kitchen
- sports practice
- playing board games
- studying a map
- artsy shots of crayons, markers, etc.
- your homeschool calendar
- a group shot of your co op
- fun finds on nature walks
- whatever is important to you-photograph it!
School papers and other items
These items can be affixed to pages or slipped behind them.
- Report cards, if you use them.
- Your child’s name handwritten in print or cursive every year to show the growth.
- Ticket stubs from field trips
- Favorite art pieces
- samples of school work
- postcards exchanged with other homeschoolers
- current evaluation or test results
Your yearbook scrapbook is personal to you and your family, this is just to get you inspired and give you a starting point. It is a great way to share your journey with grandparents and friends, as well as record the memories for your child for the future. They may share it with their children someday!
Have I missed something? What do you think is important to include in a homeschool yearbook?