> In the past I have used our bookbinding machine and had my 4th and 5th
> graders design their covers on construction paper,use regular copy paper
> and then supervise them while they made the book. We usually did this on
> the first day of class because I've had most of them for several years
> and we don't have to spend too much time on rules and procedures etc..
> This year I decided to use folders with pockets and include the 3rd
> grade. The PTO paid for the folders which were .15 at Walmart. I used
> one color for the whole class. We can add more paper if needed and use
> the pockets to store hand-outs they might get. I store the sketchbooks
> in a flat box lid on their class shelf. I've found that if I have them
> stack them in one pile on their table before they leave and I pick them
> up , its a lot easier the next time they get passed out. I can just set
> 5 stacks out at the 5 table groups and they get their own. I used to
> have them put them in the box as they were leaving and then the next
> time we used them it took several minutes for someone to pass them out.
> When you only have 45 minutes, every bit of time saved helps!
Awesome! Very resourceful - and a great distribution / cleanup idea.
Thank you. :) Breanne