here you would think I should run a sale-blog. But hey, that's what we teachers are---thrifty and creative! Anyway, I bought 6 spools for a total of $1.20. I cut each spool into 4 sections of 12" each. (I bought two orange spools and one of each other one). Anyway, I thought they were so cute. So, then today I borrowed my mom's hot glue gun (thanks, Mommy!) and we did this during our Quick Write journal time:
So I called kids up two at a time and they picked a ribbon and glued it "backwards" side up in the back of the journal so when they flip it forward it's an adorable little bookmark to hold their page. I admit, the purpose is more that just cosmetic. The kids are always shuffling when they come back from lunch through their notebook for a fresh page and end up skipping pages all over (tree-hugger that I am this drives me CRAZY!) So here we are---problem solved!! :) I also admit that I have seen this idea somewhere, but when I looked it up on Pinterest, it just said it was from pinmarket and nothing else :-( It is awesome though!
Disclaimer: my student's journal I snapped a picture of is not some crazed weapon fanatic. Students, as a group, were making a prioritized list for items they would want to have with them if they were stranded like in The Cay. :-)