At the beginning of each school year, I request a blank video tape to be sent to school along with the typical school supplies. Once a week, a parent volunteer videotapes each child reading a book of choice onto the child's personal tape for approximately three minutes. In addition, I take digital pictures of our activities throughout the year. I put these pictures to music and download them on all the children's tapes to be taken home on the last day of school. It's essentially a class album of their entire school year. The students love having their pictures taken and the parents enjoy having a window into their child's classroom. It's amazing to see how much each child grows and to rediscover all the activities that have been packed into one program.