TWENTY SIX BUCKS times TWO kids.
Flash forward 4 more years and that will be twenty six bucks times FOUR kids.
For a hardback yearbook of grades pre-k thru 6th.
When I was in this same school, the yearbook was $6 and paperback. So my parents always bought my sister and I both one.
I thought I would do the same for my kids and then I thought about it long and hard.
- Our school is really too big to have just one yearbook for grades pre-k thru 6th. I think it would be a safe guess to say that our school's population has doubled since I was JP's age. If each little school had it's own year book that would also allow for more candid shots, which are the best part of the book anyhow.
- Speaking of candids, last year's book had the fewest candid shots I have ever seen in a year book. One page with 6-9 photos per grade. That is highly difficult to try and show the happenings of 200+ kids during a nine month period.
- The yearbooks are put together by parent volunteers using photos from teachers, and or that parent volunteer. I can think of one particular year where the same photo was used multiple times in the book. Silly.
Then in occurred to me that this year I have had the opportunity to help A LOT in AJ's class. I have lots of photos from field trips, class parties, the playground, cooking, and centers.
Order one yearbook for the kids to SHARE!
Then I will make a photobook for AJ, probably for free, using one of the digital photo sites. It will be far more special than a traditional yearbook because WE get to cutomize it.