With school starting, you may be eager to see your child head off to either begin their education or continue it. As a proud parent, it’s understandable that you want to show off your child’s merits. Just where does the line exist, however, between pride and boasting? Here are five ideas of items that you may choose to laminate to commemorate your child’s school year.
1. School Photo
While your child may dread the annual school photo, they’re going to love it when they grow up and leave the house. You’re going to love it, too. So, when you receive that order form to buy your photos, make sure you order one that’s fit for a place on the wall. Then just hope that your child takes the photo seriously. Or, if not, enjoy the resulting laughter for years.
2. Good Grades
A method to encourage your child to receive good grades and study hard is to keep their grades in a public space. By seeing them daily, it will motivate them to continue to study hard and perform well in school. Obviously, doing well in school will only help their future when it’s time to apply for colleges and universities. For now, however, have those good grades take a place of honor on the wall. You may even choose to use it as a reward system.
3. Letter To The Future
At some point, most children are required to write a letter to their future selves. It’s going to be adorable. Whether they receive that letter that day or it’s given to them when they graduate, be sure to keep it. Not only will it serve as a token of their youth and innocence, but it might just motivate them during their college years.
4. Field Trip Photos
Field trips are a staple of a child’s education. Even if you can’t chaperone them and share the experience with your child, you can have someone take photos. Place those photos on the wall as a talking point of your child’s adventures. Laminating them, too, will ensure that they last a long time.
5. Teacher Comments
Whether it’s on a graded piece of paper, a written letter from Parent-Teacher conferences, or something else, if you receive a glowing review from a teacher about your child, you be sure to memorialize that and place it on the wall. Your child can draw encouragement and motivation from seeing those comments from a respected authoritative figure. And when you have guests over you can show off just a little bit about how much the teacher enjoys your child in the classroom. Harmless spotlighting there.