- Construction Paper
- Photos of Teacher and Students
With a little cooperation you can create a great memento for a special teacher!
Start out by getting a picture of the teacher and each student. A picture of the teacher instructing the class would work wonderfully!
Use pinking sheers or fancy-edged scrapbook scissors and cut out a piece of construction paper to glue behind and border each photo. The construction paper should be at least 1-inch wider than the photo. You can also use the pinking sheers or fancy-edged scrapbook scissors to trim around each photo. Glue each photo to the construction paper border.
Secretly have each student write a short paragraph about why the teacher is so special. You can have them start their paragraph with "Mr./Mrs. so-and-so is so special because..." Make sure each child writes their name on the page.
Again, trim around each child's paragraph and make a construction paper border as you did for the photos. Glue the paragraphs onto the construction paper.
Glue each child's photo and their paragraph onto a sheet of construction paper. Make sure the page is a different color than the construction paper border around the photo and paragraph. You can also add some related stickers or clip art to the page.
For the cover of the scrapbook, glue the bordered photo of the teacher onto a piece of construction paper. On white paper print out or write "Mr./Mrs. so-and-so is so special because..." Trim around the title and glue it to a construction paper border as you did with the children's paragraphs. Again, you can add a few related stickers of clip art.
Use a hole puncher and put 3 to 5 holes down the left edge of each scrapbook page. Make sure all the holes line up (use the first one you punched as a template). Assemble the pages in order and tie them together by threading ribbon through the holes.
To help ensure the scrapbook last for a long time, cover both sides of each page with clear construction paper or get it laminated (at the school or a copy store).