Now Grade 1 did these BEAR books in November and just recently
- posterboard or manila tag
- die cut machine, circut, or just your trusty scissors
- colored paper
- stapler, jump rings, string, or whatever you want as the binding material
- paint, text, poems, schoolwork to fill in the pages
I pre cut the letters on the circut machine. I have also used the manual die cut at the school, and with older grades had them cut the letters themselves using stencils or the old "create a letter from a rectangle" method. For those of you who don't have access to a diecut machine check out your local scrapbooking store. Often they will allow you to use their die cutting equipment for a small charge.
Once you have your letters, I'm using 4 inch, cut some strips of posterboard, manila tag, or heavy paper. I cut the strips 4 inches wide and used the actual width of the original paper as my length.
Place the letters down on one full strip and mark it to determine the length that each page should be.
Cut your pages.
For Grade 3 I pre stapled, you could also work on them loose and bind them at the end.
We used tacky glue as the glue sticks just don't seem to be sticky anymore. (Don't get me started.....)
Grade 1 wrote words applicable to BEAR on each page, like B is brown, black, big, bushy etc.
Here is some recent student work to show you. Here are a few file folder books.
and the picture stretching from grade 3. Great job everyone. I hope everyone has a good Teacher's Convention and enjoys the long weekend.
See you soon.
Oh wow, These are GREAT! I love the acrostic poem.. definitely have some ideas with how to incorporate these into my grade 5 curriculum (we are studying ancient civilizations.. have them pick one, do an acrostic poem about it, then present it in that style!) So neat.ReplyDelete
I was wondering if it would be possible to get a link to my blog along your side roll "My Blog List"? I too have an art blog (I teach grade 5/6 most of the day, then art once a day to various classes in my school) and would love the support!
Take care :)
Hi Gail! I just simply loved your acrostic book idea. i will definitely love to share with my daughter for her project and try and use it for my students too. thanks.ReplyDelete
I have made one for my 3 and half year old. She has written her name and each page has things that begin with that letter. Plan to make one for my 15 month son and put in family pictures for him to look at.
I love the acrostic Bear book! Such a good idea. My son is a little young for this project lbut I'm going to give it a go after we finish our Alphabet series of crayon drawings. I didn't even know that style of book had a term until I read your post. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful project and I think my daughters will enjoy making them. Just one question - is there a blank page after the last letter?ReplyDelete
It's up to you. You can end with that last letter and just a small word beside it or include a final blank page that you can fill in with more info and illustration.
i like it!! i will let my students this kind of ART!!! I just love it!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the wonderful idea. I am thinking gifts and later on, craft projectsReplyDelete
Thank you for this great teaching idea! I'm a first grade teacher and am always looking for ways to integrate art.ReplyDelete
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Beautiful work! Thx!ReplyDelete
Love working with acrostics and really love this idea!!!ReplyDelete