Earlier this year, my first and second grade students completed a Social Studies unit on United States symbols and landmarks. The students completed projects and graphic organizers for the various places and things, and then compiled all of their work into a book. I wanted the cover to be different from those of other classes, so I asked the students to help come up with an idea. We came up with several ideas, and then voted as a class. (Of course I turned the vote into a Social Studies lesson and a math/graphing lesson - wouldn't want to miss a potential teaching moment!). The cover isn't overly flashy, but it was student created, which makes it so much more important to the kids.
Each student traced 3 stars and layered them on the front of the cover. I printed off title and name labels, and the kids cut and pasted them into place. That was it! It turned out so clean and patriotic!Pin It