Do you save every piece? Do you wait til they're off playing and hide it in the trash?
Is your refrigerator door covered in it? For us this method works swimmingly:
A prominent wall is painted in chalkboard paint and a wire (from here) is hung for each child.
Each week their masterpieces are hung from the clips. At the end of the week, I toss them while they're asleep, as not to hurt their precious egos. Honestly, they've never asked where they go.
On occasion, something stands out as a snapshot of their current stage and I keep that in a binder/folder. At the end of the year, I edit that folder, if needed, and file it away marked with grade, teacher, school, etc.
I don't want to forget Carter's retelling of coming home from school to find I had decorated the Christmas tree without him (bad mom), complete with misspelled words and illustrations or the first time Lilah wrote her name.
While my tendency is to toss, I know I'll appreciate the reminder that he wrote his name as a mirror image through much of Kindergarten after dropping him of at college.
I love the idea of scanning art and outstanding work along with photos from school activities into a photo book.
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