Do you have one? Is it worth it?

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
March 16, 2009 9:17am CST
My daughters school sent home a form. It's for a year book. She is in kindergarten, and they want $10. Anyone else have a year book from kindergarten? I was just planning on purchasing a high school one.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
16 Mar 09
wow, thats nuts! i cant believe they are doing that! i guess it just depends on the teacher/school. when my baby (she is now 12) was in junior/senior kindergarten, she had the same teacher for 2 years and they just made memory books. The teacher took pictures at special times during the year (their birthday, christmas, etc) and added special drawings they did for occassions (like easter, fall) and she still has her book.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
16 Mar 09
That is great cher913! Your daughter was lucky to have such a special teacher.
• United States
18 Mar 09
I don't know that a yearbook for kindergarten would be necessary. Then again, all I have is a picture without names of my classmates. I can't even remember all of them. It might be a nice memento, I couldn't be sure. Depends on the personality of your daughter. Do you think she's the type to reflect on the past and reminisce? For example, does she like looking at baby pictures of you and your husband?
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I don't have one nor did we buy one for my little sister. We did however bought a cookbook that had all the kids class pictures in it and their names for $15 each..I bought one and she loves looking at it so she can see herself and her friends. We all had to give recipes to the school to help in making the cookbook also. I have a few in there..which is nice.
• United States
16 Mar 09
I have all my year books and I think they are worth it. You look at them and remember how you and everyone else looked and other memories that year book seems to capture. Plus you can have your friends at the time sign it. Later you can show your kids what thing whre like back then. I still enjoy all my year books.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Wow, I only remember a class picture from Kindergarten! A yearbook is a bit much but the price seems reasonable. It would be a nice keepsake for your child! My kids only got them in high school, middle school and elementary. I guess this is just another sign of changing times! Have a great day!
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I never got one until I was in high school. I think a kindergarten yearbook is a cute idea, but I don't know that it would really be worth the money. It might be a nice keepsake for your daughter though. I remember when I was in school we had the class pictures so we had a picture of everybody.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Wow. Another way to celebrate mediocrity. I suppose the school has done, as most schools do, which is to mismanage the few funds they are given. This means they need money. Plain and simple. This is a much more innovative idea of fund raising than the usual methods. The school my stepson is about to attend does this. My fiance and I have discussed this and chosen to not purchase it based on the fact neither of us, our friends, family, etc. give a monkey's about people we all went to Kindergarten with.
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I still have my elementary school yearbooks. She might be upset if you don't buy her one, but honestly I wish that I didn't have them. I can't bring myself to throw them away, but I don't care about them anymore and I don't have any desire to look through them. If you don't feel like shelling out the $10, don't do it. She might be sad when her friends get yearbooks when they are delivered, but when she's in her 20s trying to move around all her childhood belongings with her everywhere, she'll thank you!