Wow. I am super impressed at how the kids did today. There was no cutting corners, no racing to get finished, and they all worked at my pace. Super awesome job today.
After six bottles of white glue, sticky fingers, and lots and lots of patience, the kids successfully constructed their very own hardcover books. Hats off to these kids because I was hesitant to do this kind of book project. I was afraid that it was going to be too difficult for them but they did an excellent job. I cannot say that enough.
I directed the kids step by step through the process of gluing the pages together, gluing the book cloth to their hardcovers, and weighting down their books so the would dry strong. They even added ribbon for some flare! One child thought it would be nice to glue in a bookmark and she soon inspired other to do the same. It was awesome!
All the pages were recycled documents from my years at school, haha. I've collected so much essays, flyers, and in class reading documents that I knew I was no longer going to need or even look at again. But I didn't want to just throw paper in the trash. So I'm glad I was able to recycle it and make it into books.
Shout out to Arts and Scraps! I got all my supplies there.
The way I lead the students through the project worked out so well. I feel this experience so far is really preparing me to be more confident in my teaching style and how I will run my classroom, and how I keep the students on track and focused.
Excited for tomorrow! Be sure to come back and check it out here!
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