I start every year with a book about us (each child in our class). I sent home the templates during our Open House in the fall. As each kid brings them back, I insert them into sheet protectors in a 3 ring binder. I have a cute cover on the top of the binder, The first pages are of me and my family. The kids absolutely LOVE this book. In the past, I took the pages out and sent them home with the kids, but 2 years ago I did not. My kids LOVED looking at this book…and loved reading about kids that I have had in my class in the past. Some of the kids they played sports with, some were neighbors and some they went to daycare with.