Scrapbooking for School Success

Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) July 09, 2007 -- Scrap Chic Boutique, located in Decatur, Georgia, is hosting a Back to School Event on Saturday, August 4, 2007 from 1 to 4 PM. Teachers, parents, and students are invited to attend to get creative suggestions for school projects. Free school craft projects will be demonstrated that customers can make and take home. A token of appreciation will be provided for anyone who donates a book bag with school supplies to be given to kids in need. Free gifts will be given to teachers while supplies last (with proof of teacher ID).

What kid doesn't like cutting up paper, peeling off stickers, or stamping? Students of any age and ability level love every opportunity to work with art supplies. For this school year, try channeling some of your child's creative energy into scrapbooking and paper crafts. Scrapbooking is a great way to spend time with your children, share a favorite hobby, and reinforce skills learned in school without them realizing it. Scrap Chic Boutique, (www.scrapchicboutique.com), located in Decatur, Georgia, offers classes and individual assistance on your paper crafting projects.

Typically, we think of scrapbooking as a way to preserve memories and tell stories through the use of photographs. However, with the variety of supplies and tools available in today’s scrapbook market, the possibilities are endless. Below is a list of ideas that will allow your young scholar use imagination and develop their academic skills. These projects may be especially useful for kids with special needs.

1. At any grade and ability level, students must learn vocabulary words whether they are matching pictures, spelling words, or learning definitions. Unique vocabulary cards can be a breeze to make, especially with die cutting tools in shapes of circles, tags, stars, and more. Each set of words can be on a different color of cardstock or in a different shape; then, use a D-Ring and hole punch to clip them together.

2. Kids need notebooks for every subject. Why not start the year by decorating the front of the notebooks using colorful patterned papers and stickers? It’s not a guarantee, but your child is less likely to lose something that they have invested time in making- and if they do misplace it, a decorated notebook is much easier to find in the lost and found stack!

3.Do you dread helping your child with their poster board project? Ask the teacher if the project can be modified. Rather than completing a project on poster board which may be too big of a space, they might complete several pages in an 12 by 12 album to display their knowledge of the topic. Ask your local scrapbook store about ways to make unique stickers- this way you can take any topic and make stickers from clip art or die cuts.

4. Celebrate success all throughout the year. Use an album with at least 10 pages- one for each month of the school year. Together, you and your child can decide what important lesson, event, or accomplishment to highlight on the page. Take pictures of completed projects, good test scores, friendships made, positive notes from the teachers, or school events. Important Tip: Leave a space for your kids to journal; it will be interesting to watch how their handwriting changes from August to May!

The ideas presented can be modified for specific needs or learning outcomes. For specific questions, you can e-mail info@scrapchicboutique.com or see the calendar of events at http://www.scrapchicboutique.com. Learning is about remembering- use scrapbooking to engage your child in “The Art of Remembering”- the results will last a lifetime.

About Scrap Chic Boutique

By: Kelly Standridge, EdS
Ms. Standridge is co-owner of Scrap Chic Boutique as well as a full-time teacher in metro Atlanta.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 06, 2007 at 1:55 am
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