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mini album inspiration: a teacher's memories

We love what Haley in Utah did with the Kiwi Mini Album! In her own words:

I taught 2nd grade for 9 years. I finished my last school year 3 months before my son was born and then quit. I didn’t start taking lots of pictures of daily life until he was born, so unfortunately I don’t have tons of pictures from my teaching years. But I did have some.

I love the Project Life Childhood Editions and had an idea brewing for months. I finally gathered pictures and decided I had enough to make a mini album work for me. I ordered the kit, organized my pictures and by the time my package arrived – I was ready to go. I am beyond thrilled with how it turned out. I love the Mayfield Edition (Childhood Mini Kit) and I love the Kiwi Mini Album! Basically, I haven’t met a Project Life kit that I didn’t like.

Becky’s Note: The Kiwi Album isn’t quite as bright as it’s showing up in Haley’s pictures. For more accurate color representation, check out the product listing on Amazon.













11 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    Love this and it also makes me sad because I don’t have a single picture of my classroom from when I was a teacher. I can find pictures of my students and can even go back and take pictures of the school but there’s no way to recreate what my classroom looked like.

  2. Tracy says:

    Perfect timing! I am taking this idea and running with it. I went right to Amazon and ordered a mini album and childhood edition kit to make an end-of-year teacher’s gift! I am going to get pictures from the school year and put them in the album and then have each of the kids write a note to the teacher on a journaling card. Easy peasy and very memorable! I know my daughter’s teacher will treasure it for years to come! SUPER EXCITED!!! Thanks, Becky… your system is pure genius!

    • Hayley says:

      Tracy! That would’ve been the best end of year present ever!!!

    • Randi says:

      Tracy…I love this idea but I’m curious…how will you get the kids to fill out the cards without the teacher knowing? I volunteer once a week in my daughter’s classroom but I don’t see how I could do it (my DD is in 2nd grade).

    • Tracy says:

      Randi – My DD is in 2nd grade, too! Her teacher is pretty easygoing, so I just plan to send her an email telling her that I have a special project I’d like to do with the kids. I will find a time to go into school while the kids are working independently on a project. I will have the teacher send the kids out into the hallway one-by-one to fill out a journaling card. That way, she won’t know what we are working on. Even if one of the kids spills the beans, she will still be touched by the book, I think. I’m so excited about this project!

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    • J3SS1C4 says:

      What an awesome idea! I bet this would be one of the best gifts your daughter’s teacher will recieve! I bet the kids love looking through it, as well!

  3. Leah says:

    I love this! I have been teaching for 14 years so I am thinking I need a big album. I am going to do this! I have TONS of pictures of my classroom, projects, my kids, etc. that are just waiting for a book like this. Thank you so much for sharing this awewsome idea!

  4. Mary says:

    Love this!! I am in my 3rd year of teaching & have tons of photos. Might finally use the original PL I bought but never used

  5. Alison says:

    Cute idea!

    I am so not good at Project Life!! I have filled half a binder already for 2013 and am still not done with March!! Yikes :/

  6. keianna says:

    This is an awesome idea. I have pics from when I taught that I need to gather. Thanks