Tuesday, June 21, 2016

DIY Book Repair Toolkit

Do you have books that look like this?

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

Books that are falling apart and need to go to the hospital?

Then I have the answer for you!

I am heading back into the classroom next year and am pretty much starting from scratch when it comes to my classroom library. I am scouring all the thrift stores looking for books for my classroom library. As you know many thrift store books have seen better days, with tears and rips on the covers.

I've got a solution! Your students will be able to read your books for years to come. Book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

All you need for your book repair toolkit are worn-out books, Contact paper, and scissors. That's it!

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

 Step one:
Lay out your book and cut along a line on the Contact paper, leaving about an inch on the top and bottom of the book.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

The Contact paper has lines which makes it super easy to cut a straight line.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

Step two:
Put the book, spine down, in the middle of the Contact paper. Draw a line at the top and bottom of the spine. Then cut out a space for the spine. Notice I cut it wider than the actual spine.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

The Contact paper will have a big hole at the top middle and bottom middle.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

Step three:
Start peeling back the paper gently. I like to put the book on the opposite side and pull it back starting at the bottom corner.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

Step four:
Place the book in the middle of the Contact paper with the spine lining up with your "holes". Then slowly press the back cover down onto the Contact paper.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

Step five:
Cut out a rectangle from the top and bottom edge like shown below.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!
Step six:
Flap over the top and bottom, pressing down at the edges to seal. Then flap over the side, pressing down the edges to seal. I start at the middle and press outward to not have any bubbles.

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

Step seven:
Repeat on the other side.

Here is what your book will look like in the end. Doesn't it look much better?

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

The torn edges are now protected with the Contact paper which means it will last a lot longer and you won't have to worry about it falling apart!

Do you have old, torn, and worn-out books in your classroom library! I've got the perfect solution...my DIY Book Repair Toolkit. And it's easy and cheap! Your students will be able to read the books for years to come, and book cover rips and tears will be a thing of the past!

So binge watch your favorite show on Netflix and get going on repairing your old and worn out books!

Btw....I'm watching one of my favorite cheesy movies on Netflix....Grease 2.
I want a C-O-O-L...R-I-D-E-R.

Hope you're having a fabulous summer!



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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Country research projects

Long time no see! As I hope you are doing, I'm busy enjoying my summer!

I have been relaxed with the pups, gone to the aquarium, shopped with friends, binge watched How to Get Away with Murder (this show is addicting by the way), and gone to several concerts including the Oak Ridge Boys.

My new city puts on these free outdoor concerts. Last Friday my friend and I went to hear Humming House, a band I'd never heard of.



They. Were. Amazing.

Just listen to them sing Billie Jean.


They were so good that I bought a CD that night and came home and immediately bought their other albums on iTunes. Wow!

In between all the fun I've had I worked a little on a new project.

Do you have your students research about different countries? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These posters are perfect for students to display their country research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

Do you have your students research different countries? When I taught 6th grade social studies, I had my students choose a country and research it. They then had to use their research and create a poster on it. Some of their projects were not the neatest, so I had the idea of creating these posters.

Do you have your students research about different countries? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These posters are perfect for students to display their country research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!


Do you have your students research about different countries? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These posters are perfect for students to display their country research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

Do you have your students research about different countries? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These posters are perfect for students to display their country research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

Do you have your students research about different countries? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These posters are perfect for students to display their country research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

They fit in a lot of information within these two papers! And what's great is that they look perfect on a big 12x18 piece of construction paper and displayed on a bulletin board or in the hallway!



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