I plan to take the 4th and 5th grade sketchbooks in a new direction as well by perhaps having them design their own covers along the same format.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
I make sketchbooks with my 1st - 5th graders every year. Inside the front cover is a list of assignments with full instructions on completing them. Most often, I leave the sketchbooks as an assignment when I have a substitute. Students also use the sketchbooks as a go to when they finish a project earlier than anyone else. Over the years I have given students the option of decorating their sketchbooks to their own liking as long as the illustration included their name prominently on the cover. I am not always pleased with the effort the students put into the covers of their books. I always hope to see something that they feel passionate about and often I see something they have rushed through just to get it done. This year, after viewing many different pins on pinterest, I decided to approach the project in a new way by having the cover represent a review of concepts from the previous year. Here are my new covers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.