Yearbook Work Party

Among a myriad of other fun things I like to be involved in, I also happen to be the coordinator of the Yearbook Club for home school PSP. Today was our first meeting of the year and we decided to throw in a few twists!

Instead of doing things the “old-fashioned way” (meaning scrapbook form), we opted to join the twenty-first century and go digital. We had the kids bring in available laptops, while I supplied the images from recent events.

The first portion of our “party” was teaching them to insert pictures, edit them, and then add embellishments. They took to this right away, enjoying the new format just fine. Once we got past the learning curve, the rest of the meeting was a breeze.

Add Pictures

The kids learned how to add images to their pages.

Helping Out

My oldest girlie, on the left, helping out with yearbook. This is her first year helping and she is absolutely excited about it!

Working Hard

Some of our kids, working hard on yearbook.

Lining Up

One of our guys, getting his page layout finished.

Supervisors

Some of the mommies who came to offer support and help. I couldn’t have done it without them!

The Little People

The younger kids keeping themselves entertained with a few games while the yearbook party was under way.

Even though we thought the meeting would take longer than in previous years (due to the learning curve), we were pleasantly surprised to find that we ended early!

The kids did a great job! We learned a lot, had some fun, and got a lot accomplished.

Does your home school group have a yearbook?

5 thoughts on “Yearbook Work Party

  1. Last year we didn’t. We talked about doing something and having the kids work on it. One of our ideas was to have the kids each work on a page at one of our in-house activity meatings. Then keep it in one binder and adding to it in years to come. In the co-op I used to belong to before we moved we did have a yearbook and each family would buy their own(the cost for having it printed)I was never on that committee. I really like your digital idea. So I am wondering…what ages did you have work on your year book, who took the pictures, did you use certain software, and what options do you have for printing or aren’t you going to print.
    Thank you for sharing! I am glad you did. It has got me thinking for our HS group.
    Your friend,
    Angie at homegrownconnects

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    • Our yearbook club consists of junior high and high school students (although I have allowed certain sixth graders to join.)
      The pictures are taken by anyone in the home school group who was present at any event. I usually take most of them, but I highly encourage all of my kids to take their own pictures and use them as well.
      I have the kids using Word right now, as they can’t afford to purchase something more complex, like Photoshop. I would have them use Pages, but none of the rest seem to own Macs like we do.
      Right now we are creating the pages digitally, but when the year is completed, we will send the digital file to a printer. The families each pay the cost of the printing, nothing more. It usually runs about $35 a yearbook.
      Hope some of this helps? I know we really like having a printed version of our yearbook, as do most of the other families. It lets our kids look back over their schooling and reminisce.
      Enjoy, should you decide to take on the endeavor!

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  2. I wish. I’m only homeschooling one of my daughters this year only but it’s been hard to find groups in my area. Thankfully, she keeps in contact with her friends from public school which she’ll reconnect with next year. But this is an awesome idea!!!

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