Monday, September 29, 2008

Mini lesson du jour: book care

Pet peeves can be contagious. I caught this one from one of my favorite reading teachers. If you're reading around me, never never place your book face down on a counter or table or dressertop. Such carelessness ruins the bindings. Since my classroom books have to last many years, I reinforce paperback bindings with book tape and teach kids to use bookmarks. I model this behavior in my own life as well.

The picture above was an "After" from a before/after set, It's still not immaculate, and never will be. The pile between the "bookends" is a pile of unorthodox bookmarks.

Tickets. I rarely throw away tickets. I don't scrapbook, but I use the tickets from plays and concerts and sporting events as bookmarks. This small act preserves the book bindings and provides a new life for a reusable piece of cardstock.

I do own a few nicer, good quality bookmarks, all treasured gifts. But the ticket bookmarks come in handy; I always keep a few next to my favorite reading chairs, along with a coaster for my coffee cup, of course.

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Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I do the same with ticket stubs!

9/29/2008 10:06 AM  
Blogger Momisodes said...

That is a great idea for ticket stubs :)

I like to use photographs as bookmarks as well.

9/29/2008 4:29 PM  
Anonymous All Rileyed Up said...

I often use shopping receipts from the grocery store. I tend to scrapbook my tickets. Not that I have so many these days.

9/30/2008 12:05 PM  

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