Other bits of advice for Senior Scrapbooks: You may incorporate the following into your scrapbook as non-written entries: 1. Clippings from newspapers and magazines 1. Sketches 2. Photos 3. Mementos (ticket stubs, programs, etc.) 4. Clip art 5. Song lyrics 6. Cartoons 7. Poems 8. Favorite quotations Q: Mrs. R, for one reason or another I don’t seem to have enough class work to put in my portfolio. What do I do? A: Oh my favorite student, create new writing! Look at the following topics: some suggest creating lists; some suggest free-writes, you know, Delphi-style. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Important places—in your life, in the world People (classmates, siblings, friends, parents, teachers) Sports and clubs Books, movies, music Letters (ones that you’d like to send but may never) Observations of the everyday, questions The natural world Response to poetry/quotations Hopes, dreams, regrets, goals Memento ideas: photographs, speeding ticket, warning stickers for parking violations, ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, gum/candy wrappers (not sticky), matchbooks, menus, acceptance/rejection letters from colleges, programs, mum (corsage, etc.), spirit ribbons, medals, notes from friends, info about favorite movies, books or authors, your class award (I’ll make one for you if you request it –I would have already, but fell behind!), etc. Be CREATIVE and selective. The more effort, the better your grade. For extra credit (and something that will matter to you in the years to come), you will include a copy of your "letter of gratitude" to someone who has helped you get where you are, and (if you can), you will include an answer to your letter OR a letter about you from someone you care for—a memory, advice, descriptions of you, etc.