While I finished setting up my classroom on Thursday, I am still working on some last minute details from home. I am sitting here right now doing seating charts for all my classes, I'm writing out my lesson plans for this week, and the least mundane of my preparations, I finished decorating my writer's notebook for the school year.
This is one of my favorite activities I do with the kids during the school year. I get to see their personalities on the cover of a notebook and it always speaks to who they are when you look at their writer's notebook. Just look at the cover of my writer's notebook. What do you suppose it says about me?
|Front inside cover|
|Back inside cover|
I'm hoping that giving the students the opportunity to show their personalities on the covers of their notebooks that it will help inspire them to write more and it will give them more ownership over their writing because they feel like the notebook is theirs rather than just something I hand out to them at the beginning of the school year.
So what would you put on the cover of your writer's notebook?