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What do you do with LO's school work??

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akaMama Sun 26-Jul-15 09:05:00

I'm inundated with work/pictures/folders that my DS's have brought home from school at the end of term. I have two boys at school ( DS1 just left yr2 and DS2 just left reception) and DS3 about to start nursery in sept.

I'm reluctant to throw anything out but at the same time have no where to put them. Help me out pls ladies!

jelliebelly Sun 26-Jul-15 09:07:34

Afraid mine all gets put in boxes in the loft - I'm sure we'll look back at it all some day!?

DeathMetalMum Sun 26-Jul-15 09:09:21

We have started a scrapbook with dd's stuff from nursery/pre-school. Initially we jave a box that it gets dumped in, every now and then we sort through it and pick certain items to keep and stick in the scrapbook, we then trim stuff down and fold it and stick it in. Dd loves doing it too it turns into and activity to do with her.

I know others take photos but I think dd would be upset if I threw everything away and this way she chooses what she keeps to an extent.

fussychica Sun 26-Jul-15 09:18:27

Take photos of the best stuff then dump it unless it really is special. Tough but necessary.

TongueBiter Sun 26-Jul-15 09:26:01

Scrapbook the most meaningful things and dump the rest.

bec3105 Sun 26-Jul-15 09:45:28

Laminate the best bit and use as placemats, make into cards for relatives especially good for thank you cards at birthday/Christmas time, have a wall of achievements including art work, certificates, photos etc and regularly change/update it or store it in boxes in the loft and when they leave home they take it with them grin

YeOldeTrout Sun 26-Jul-15 09:49:16

Some in the loft but mostly dumped, sorry, 4 kids.

chickenfuckingpox Sun 26-Jul-15 09:52:02

anything with love my mummy tends to get kept the rest slang out

akaMama Sun 26-Jul-15 09:54:23

Thank you I think I'm going to have to be ruthless. Might attempt the scrapbook idea. I need to do something it's getting ridiculous in this house!

Shannaratiger Wed 29-Jul-15 08:25:42

Shoved in Dd's cupboard waiting to be sorted. DD just left yr 6 and Ds yr3 so loads of stuff. Most exercise books will get dumped I think!

Mummyj31 Wed 29-Jul-15 08:30:57

I normally scan it onto my phone/iPad and at some point in the future I plan to make a photo book, if I ever get the time/can be bothered.

BoffinMum Wed 29-Jul-15 08:32:54

Dump the crap and keep anything that is cute or makes me smile.

EugenesAxe Wed 29-Jul-15 08:37:20

I select some of the better/ amusing /effort-applied pieces and put in a folder representing the year, then chuck everything else.

EugenesAxe Wed 29-Jul-15 08:39:41

Although of course they don't represent the year, as lots of really crap things get thrown away. The caveat would be that when looking back at things, you have to remember what you're seeing represents the best material!

Kiwiinkits Fri 31-Jul-15 03:50:43

All of it gets 'filed' in the recycling bin. Ruthless.

Monica101 Fri 31-Jul-15 07:23:46

I scan most of it. It's not as nice as keeping the real thing but I am not willing to have what would amount to boxes and boxes of drawings etc.

EmGee Sun 02-Aug-15 21:37:02

I like PP's idea of scrapbooking and also making a photo book of favourite pieces. (The latter might make a good stocking present). I have kept things like Mother's/Father's Day cards. Also a necklace and box made by dd1 this year. Anything half finished or bit scrappy (rips etc) gets 'recycled'.

Kids are only 3 and 5 though.....

girliefriend Sun 02-Aug-15 21:41:52

I have a large box of stuff that I keep under the bed, I feel bad throwing stuff away - some of you are ruthless!! I have only got the one dd though grin

Notcontent Mon 03-Aug-15 05:17:34

I just keep the most interesting bits, which is usually the literacy work, and throw out the rest. Otherwise we would be drowning in it...

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