My first at-home project is a family album or scrapbook. I send home a letter to the parents describing the project and a sheet for the families to use to create their special page. I usually send the project home the first week of school and I give them about a week to complete it. Then, each child shares his or her page with the whole class. Once all of the children have shared, I compile the pages into a binder. I use a binder with a clear insert on the front and slide in the cover page. I also put a directions page in it so the parents understand what they should do with their child. Finally, I place a few "comments' pages in the back.
Every child has a chance to bring the family album home and the families can look through the album together. I ask them to see if they can find things they may have in common with the other families. Then, they can add a short comment in the back of the album. I place the album in a canvas bag along with some books about families. Once all of the families have had a turn to look through our album, I place it in our classroom library.
One more thing...make sure you make a page for yourself. The teacher's family page is usually the most popular part of the album. The children love to see our families, pets, hobbies, etc. We are actually real people who live outside of the school!
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