Boxes Become Bookmarks

I am so glad to be participating in the Bright Ideas Hop/Link Up again this month.  Right at 150 teacher bloggers have joined up to share bright ideas that you can take back to the classroom.  Enjoy!

I thought with Earth Day right around the corner, I would share an idea that goes along with that topic; reusing items, or giving items a new purpose.  How cool are these re-purposed box bookmarks pictured below!  All you have to do is take any colorful cardboard box, such as popular cereal boxes, Little Debbie boxes, Pop Tart boxes.... use whatever durable box you want that you think will grab students' attention. Then cut the box into bookmark sized pieces.  Use your hole punch to punch a hole in the top.  Run some yarn, ribbon, or cross-stitch thread through the top to make a tassel, and there you go.....
 a box becomes a bookmark!! 
To celebrate Earth Day, why not have your students bring in the front and back of their favorite cereal box or other treat box. By doing that,  the parents will have already helped with the time consuming cutting part of trimming off the excess cardboard. You can then take the flat pieces to your paper cutter and trim the large box pieces into bookmark sized pieces.  How easy!  When you are finished, you will have hundreds of the cutest bookmarks that kids will enjoy using. 
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Common Core Documentary

While searching for news articles related to Common Core, I came across this documentary video created by Home School Legal Defense Association.  Honestly, I don't know a whole lot about this association, but I was intrigued by the video when I came across a preview for it.  I watched the two minute preview and then went to find the entire video, which is called "Building the Machine- The Common Core Documentary". I think no matter what side you are on, whether it be for or against Common Core, you will find some or all of it interesting. I am not advocating either way, as I see pros and cons to the implementation of it. My state, Georgia, actually passed legislation to pull out of Common Core. I know others are following in that path. Enjoy, and let me know your thoughts. :-)

The video mentions Race to the Top.  You might enjoy my past article on that topic. When I got to the end of the video, I realized he was saying much of what I said in the article.  In addition, they end by focusing on the need for parental involvement, which is a point I also make.

Race to the Top Post- Click HERE

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