I had grand plans for creating super adorable memory portfolios last school year. Books that I envisioned my children sharing with their children and their children with… Um, yeah, that was a fail.
Part of my issue is that I want things to be perfect. Perfect or bust. I’m a first born. We’re really hung up on perfect. The thing with perfect is…
It just doesn’t happen much around here! I have too many kids. I’m plugged into too many things. I have too much on my plate. I just can’t seem to do perfect. Also, I’m being persuaded that perfect is a myth anyway.
I have two themes for this homeschool (and mommyhood in general) year. Use What You Have and Good Enough is Okay Too.
Hence…my good enough memory portfolios for this year!
I decided those 10 cent folders with the brads inside them were good enough. You’ll notice the dark blue one is accessorized because I accidentally grabbed some without brads. I was totally frustrated with myself and Staples (for mixing the two). But then I decided to use what I have (and I have lots o’ brads and a hole puncher) and modify!
I also decided mommy decorating the front cover with a Sharpie was good enough…when I really wanted to run to Michael’s and buy all kinds of cutsie stickers and things.
You know you’re proud of me! Right? Rigggght?
I didn’t have to make my own printables but none of the pre-made ones really clicked with what I wanted.
So I came up with my own good enough Me in the _______ Grade version.
We set up at our Huddle Table. (which I have not regretted painting with blackboard paint btw) I made sure to have colored pencils and a cursive formation guide. The guide was added after both kids asked me for help.
The kiddos loooooved our first memory book project.
I’m a sucker for sharing a funny moment. One of the questions I asked them was what would they like to learn this school year. Which inspired the following conversation:
Toby: I’d really like to learn more about Thomas Edison
Bristel: snicker snicker
Toby (annoyed): What?! He only created light, you know!
Bristel (sarcastically): Oh really? He invented the sun???
I have their Memory Books filed in my mommy bin beside my desk. Where all my homeschool and Trevy school things live. I intend to fill them through the year with art projects, special papers they work on and other cool memory-ish stuff.
Click here to download and print the created by mwah good enough Me in the _______ Grade memory worksheets via 4shared. Or you can email me and ask for the PDF that way. Unless I can figure out how to upload it to my Raising Little Rhodies fan page. Then you’ll have to like me for it! Of course, I do share gobs of free iPad apps as I find them…so you might wanna like me anyway?