10 Ideas For Celebrating Your Year

Idea 1: “My Classmates” book

 
Idea 1: My Classmates Book

Devote one or two pages to each friend. Include quotes from your child about what made the classmate unique. This interactive activity will help your child remember close friends during summer break.

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Idea 2: Teacher thank-you card

 
Idea 2: Teacher thank-you card

Show your teachers how much they’ve meant to you. Include up to 9 photos from the year and a personalized message.

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Idea 3: “School Days” book

 
Idea 3: School Days book

Document your child’s daily routine. Arrive early one morning and capture the classroom, teacher and friends, playground, art projects, and cubby. A fun summer read and cherished memento for years to come.

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Idea 4: Photo cards for friends

 
Idea 4: Photo cards for friends

Help your child keep in touch with friends this summer. Create 4×8 photo cards featuring a personal greeting and favorite schoolyear moments. Remember to collect addresses before the year ends!

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Idea 5: “School Memories” book

 
Idea 5: School Memories book

Have your little one select favorite pictures and add thoughts about what was so memorable. Themes could include: 4 favorite friends, 3 best parts of the school day, and 5 best memories of schoool activities.

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Idea 6: “Teacher’s Favorite Moments” book

 
Idea 6: Teacher's Favorite Moments book

Ask your child’s teacher to document a school day, and include some quotes to accompany the photos. Makes a great gift for the teacher, classmates and your child.

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Idea 7: “Students’ Perspective” book

 
Idea 7: Students' Perspective book

Talk to your child’s teacher and plan a fun classroom activity. Provide disposable cameras to share, let the kids capture the event, and then have them fill out a survey explaining what they captured. Put their photos and words in a book everyone will love!

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Idea 8: Team sport poster-size print

 
Idea 8: Team sport poster-size print

Use Shutterfly Studio® to create a collage —including the official team photo, candid shots, game moments and close ups—and put your collage on a frame-worthy poster print that’ll look great in your child’s room.

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Idea 9: Best-friend note cards

 
Idea 9: Best-friend note cards

Create a special way for best friends to keep in touch this summer. Put a fun photo on the cover and have your little one start a mail correstpondence. These note cards can also be used to send notes to family from camp.

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Idea 10: School yearbook

 
Idea 10: School yearbook

Tell the story of your child’s year. Include a picture of your child at the beginning and end of the year, along with details in between—classroom, classmates, special people and coaches, art projects, class field trips and key world events.

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