How do you decide what school work is worth keeping and what gets tossed.
How do you get past the sentiment of keeping things?
That is a good question. I was bad all the way up until last year. I will admit I am sentimental hoarder. We were going through some stuff once and dh came across some school papers and asked why we were keeping so much of it. I said, "See this one, his teacher wrote REALLY GOOD JOB on it! That's why I am keeping it." lol I was much better about it last year, but since he was in 4th grade there really wasn't much being sent home.
I keep all the things she makes for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc., because she works hard and she is really proud of them. Not that she doesn't work hard for the other stuff, but she is just so happy to bring those type of projects home and tell us about them. I also have some of her first papers and homework from Kindergarten. I have them in a binder, I will probably have to expand because I don't think it can hold much more, she is in second grade now!
we aren't there yet but i think I'll try to just take pictures and save it that way.
I kept like almost every paper from pre-k and am thinking I need to weed them out.
I let it all pile up in one place until I think to myself, "this has got to go!"
Makes it easier for me to cut down and only choose a few things.>LOL
I keep all her spelling tests for the year because she aces them and then I toss them out.
I take pictures of all her art projects and will later print them out.
Math homework etc, I look at them and toss them out
I have a similiar problem with Joey going to art class. He always brings something home with us, and I dont want to throw it away. I need to though, at least some of them, because he is really too young to notice.
I am terrible at this! I love to keep it all.
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