I also altered a regular size composition notebook and 2 mini notebooks. I'll use the regular size one for professional development. Our school will begin our 2nd year of MRI (Missouri Reading Initiative) this fall and will be focusing on writing. Our trainer asked us to decorate a composition notebook. The idea is to have something "cute" that we make our own so we'll be more excited about writing. It's important to feel positive about writing so that it will help us teach writing. I hope it works for me b/c I've never considered myself to be a good writer! I'm really looking forward to this training. I also decorated the back of the notebook.
It was fun decorating these mini composition notebooks too! The backs are also decorated but I didn't take pictures!
I also made a Memo Board out of a picture frame. I stamped, "To Do:" on a piece of scrapbook paper and inserted it into the frame. I used velcro to attach a dry erase marker. I'll probably change the marker to one with a small eraser on the lid. I think I'll enjoy using this!
Here's a photo that shows the size differences:
I love Pinterest! Please share your ideas/crafts that you have made for your classrooms.
clipboards - http://applevalleygirl.blogspot.com/2010/10/organizing-for-christmasproject-1-make.html
Altered composition notebooks -http://www.plaidkidscrafts.com/2012/03/12/MondayFundayRevampedCompositionNotebook.aspx