My Bright Idea this month is actually a re-run from a couple of years ago.It’s a quick and easy way I make class books from writing we’ve done so that I can put them out for Open House AND send the pages home later without destroying their work nor having to recreate the book cover and combing each year. Since our Open House is right around the corner – it’s on my mind. 🙂
These are a bunch of WONDERFUL papers the kids wrote about their good friend… an activity we do based on Rainbow Fish. It includes a little water color fish art with a glittery, shimmery scale.
With all the other ocean stuff we have going on, I simply have no room to put these up. So they are going in a class book that will be set out during Open House. I actually set a few class books out.
Here is how I make the books.
I use the same book every year (cover and comb) and just change the student work without having to hunt down that book binder, nor ruin the student work.
This is now my permanent book. It is reused each year.
Each year I pull this out of the cabinet. To assemble the book I simply run a glue stick across the length of each piece of construction (Use the crappy glue sticks for this part because you don’t want the pages glued down permanently. You don’t need a lot of glue.)
The papers peel off easily, so you can give the kids their work AND save your book for next year.
You always cover up the construction in the book, so it’s ok if there is a little glue left on the construction after removing the pages. No one but you will know it’s there.
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