When my youngest was in elementary school, I got a wild hair and started doing a class scrapbook each year.
Here’s what that looked like: going into his classroom twice each month of the school year - once to take pictures of each student doing a certain activity, then - after having the photos printed - going back a second time to hand out the photos, along with a scrapbook page for them to decorate.
At the end of the school year, I assembled the loose pages into books for each student to take home, and they absolutely loved it.
It wasn’t technically my idea.
My sister-in-law was doing it for her daughter’s class, and - not to ever be outdone by her - I immediately stole the idea and took it to my son’s school, claiming all the credit for my own, WHICH IS HOW I ROLL.