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6 Yearbook To Dos Before You Leave for Summer

It’s finally May. The end of the year is in sight, students are buzzing about finals, you are wrapping up assignments. You think it’s time to relax and wind down, but I hate to break it to you, if you are a yearbook adviser you should be planning your next year’s book starting now.

Shocking, I know. Whether you are a seasoned yearbook adviser or taking it on for the first time, try to complete the following items before you (and your students) leave for summer.

To Do #1:The most important key to creating a successful yearbook is strong student leadership. You need to select responsible, organized, and hardworking students to be a part of your editorial staff. This is more difficult if you are about to start your first year as an adviser and do not know your yearbook staff well, but hopefully the previous adviser can help guide you in this. Over the years I have found that co-editor-in-chiefs are more successful than a single editor-in-chief. Often, one will be slightly more organized than the other, one may excel in visuals, while the other is more focused on writing. They help share the burden and guide their peers in this process. At the very minimum, select and notify your students of who will be editor-in-chief. If you are able, assign other editorial staff positions such as: photography editor, sports editor, fine arts editor, senior section editor, editor-at-large, etc. For my yearbook staff these positions change every year. Each student is blessed with different gifts, select roles that play to their talents. Typically the editorial staff is composed of returning staff members. Often, new editor roles are added as new yearbook students learn the ropes and their talents become more apparent.

To Do #2: Check in with your yearbook representatives and see if they host a summer workshop. My editorial staff and I attend ours every year. We often have a few new members join as well, which is often a sign of future leadership potential. At the workshop we solidify our theme, fonts, colors, and design our cover. This helps us start the year ahead and with a solid plan. You want to plan this before the students leave so you can go ahead and collect money for registration and add it to their family’s calendar.

To Do #3: Plan lunch with your incoming staff members. Yearbook is all about teamwork. Together you are creating the yearbook. Together you are responsible for equally covering every student, activity, athletic, and event. You want to act a like a team from day 1. By getting to know new staff members before day 1 you are creating a precedent for the class. Show them you want to get to know them, you care about them, and you are excited to work with them. They will be more willing to work hard and get the work done if they appreciate the team effort aspect. TIP: Bring in pizza or some type of outside food to make it even more special. Reach out to your future editorial staff parents to see if someone will volunteer to buy and deliver the food for you. 

To Do #4: Start planning next year’s book with your editor-in-chiefs. Try to develop the basics of your book before you leave for summer. Even if you plan to attend a summer workshop it helps to go in with a plan. Start big: consider what adjectives you want to describe your book. Zoom in: what themes fit in with those adjectives? Focus on details: what colors fit the theme and adjectives? What fonts visually tie into everything? I use these worksheets to help my students start this process.

To Do #5: For high school yearbook advisers go ahead and start thinking about the senior section. Assign your senior section editor and give them the responsibility of collecting information from parents over the summer. My co-advisor and I sit down with our senior section editor, create a Google Doc to add information and a Dropbox for parents to add information to. We type up an e-mail with all the instructions, what we need, and links to locations for the parents to add to. We request that senior quotes, baby pictures, senior pictures, and parent notes are all submitted by the start of the school year. Our senior section editor sends the e-mail out from their e-mail address and handles this over the summer (with assistance from us as needed).

To Do #6: If you have already assigned your co-editor-in chiefs or editor-in-chief send them home with the ladder and a pencil to start working on over the summer. Pencil is important because changes always come up. At least once in the planning process the ladder will be completely erased and started over. It’s just part of the book layout job. This process is much smoother if your editors already have an idea in place for how they want the book laid out.

If you are able to get the ball rolling on these 6 items in May, the start of the year will be so much easier. As a yearbook adviser your job is to help oversee the creation of the book. Oversee is the keyword there. You are training your students to be self sufficient, oversee their peers, delegate responsibility, and take ownership for a project that is about their entire school. If you get your students ready before the school year starts, they will be ready to take leadership from day one. My editors always start class the first day of school. I want my staff to know to go to their editors first, the teachers second.

I was a yearbooker for two years in high school and assigned the role of co-yearbook adviser my 5th year of teaching. I am now wrapping up my 5th year as an adviser, and I have loved every year of taking on this massive project. Being responsible for the yearbook is a huge undertaking. This is something students will cherish for years to come. They will pull it out twenty years from now to show their children their embarrassing high school mug shots. They will laugh, reminisce, and absorb the content of each page. It is a wonderful feeling knowing you were a part of that.

  • If you found these tips helpful check out my FREE yearlong yearbook timeline. It breaks down what needs to be accomplished when from May the year before to the following May.
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  • I think visual journals are a great way to inspire yearbook pages or as a project to layout pages. Check out my visual journal pages here. 

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GoneReading.com Book Journal and Magnet Set Review and Giveaway (closed)

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Recently I was approached by Brad Wirz, founder of GoneReading.com, about checking out his website, online store, and hosting a giveaway of a few items. As an avid reader I of course was excited to check out the variety of book themed items his store offered, and quickly made my way to the website.

As soon as I hit the home page, I immediately fell in love with the open book shaped plates and platters. I clicked through a few more pages and discovered book stickers, t-shirts, journals, and even author inspired candle scents and diffusers. Based on his products I decided a giveaway would be a good fit for my blog, and then I discovered an even greater reason to spread the word about this website.

In the first e-mail I received, Wirz mentioned GoneReading.com had recently helped fund a library in Ethiopia. I thought to myself, what a great cause, a book lover and seller of book themed items donates to spreading the word about reading; but that was just the tip of the iceberg.

It turns out Brad Wirz decided to abandon his 20 year career in marketing in order to develop a website that donates 100% of the profits to spreading knowledge, books, and reading worldwide. After a trip to Honduras in 2010 to help build a library, Wirz couldn’t believe how many people had little to no access to books. The trip set him on the path to his current endeavor, giving money to established non-profits such as READ Global, Ethiopia Reads, and BiblioWorks. He decided rather than depending solely on collecting donations, he wold develop an online store to promote their mission and help fund these programs by selling book themed products.

GoneReading.com’s Philanthropic Mission…

“If you’re like me, you just can’t imagine living in a world without reading. Unfortunately, for almost a billion people today, that’s exactly where they find themselves. There are countless villages, towns and vast regions of this planet where the power of reading has yet to shine its light.

Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to counter these problems and spread the magic of reading.  We believe that when people have open access to great reading materials, life always changes for the better.  When libraries and reading  materials are made available, people and their communities thrive through increased opportunity and self-empowerment.

That’s why Gone Reading International has pledged 100% of our after-tax profits to provide new funding for reading- related charities.  By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, you’re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift.  All purchases from GoneReading help contribute to our philanthropic work.”

All of this background information brings me to how I hope to help this admirable company. I agreed to check out their website, order a few products, review one item, giveaway two, and offer a 25% discount to everyone who participates in the giveaway. I hope I can return the favor to GoneReading.com for generously offering these items to you, by spreading the word about their mission.

Gonereading Book Small Platter

Because I so quickly fell in love with these plates, I opted to get the small book platter as the item I would use, review, and share with you. As soon as this package arrived on my doorstep I ripped it open, and was in love. I oooohhhed and aahhhhed as I turned the platter in my hands, admiring the soft curves of the open book shape. Any food looks amazing on the clean, white, surface. It’s the perfect size for appetizers, and is a beautiful display with little work. I love the way the platters and plates look when stacked, which is nicely displayed on their homepage. I keep dropping hints to Nick that it would be oh so nice to have a large book platter one day… with Christmas around the corner I think it’s a great gift idea (hint, hint, hint).

IMG_3414For my lovely readers after much consideration I decided to go with an adorable book journal, designed to resemble library check out slips, and a set of Edgar Allen “Poet” magnets. Both of these items would be fun to own or give as small gifts and stocking stuffers. My passion for reading is shared with a number of friends, and this website has given me a slew of holiday gift ideas for them.

I know it’s early, Halloween hasn’t even come yet, Christmas anything before Thanksgiving is a big no-no in my book. But I can’t help thinking about Christmas gifts as I peruse GoneReading.com, and I can’t help but mention what great gifts they could make for you. See details below about how to enter to win one of these great items and be eligible to receive the 25% off code!

Gonereading Books to Check Out

This adorable library themed book journal is a great way to track what you are reading, and to take notes about characters, themes, and quotes you want to remember. It’s perfect for a book cluber or big reader!

Gonereading Edgar Allen Poet

This Edgar Allen “Poet” magnet kit is full of dramatic words and Poe-idioms. You can create your own raven and dark themed poems and sentences right on your refrigerator with these magnets.

To enter to win one of these items all you have to do is join GoneReading.com’s e-mail list here. Scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your e-mail address, and comment below with the e-mail you used to join the e-mailer list and which item you would like to win. To win additional entries share this giveaway on facebook or twitter and comment a second time with a link to your share!

The winners will be randomly selected Tuesday 11/5/13 using the plugin: “And the Winner Is…” The winners will be contacted and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Everyone who enters, regardless if you win one of the two prizes, will be e-mailed the 25% off coupon code once the contest is over.

Help out a great company and get started on your holiday shopping by entering this great giveaway! Thanks for checking out my blog and sharing with others, I can’t do it without you. Thanks for stopping by!

Review and Giveaway: All Roads Lead West by Paul Matarelli (closed)

A few months ago I was contacted by author, Paul Matarelli, about reading, reviewing, and giving away a copy of his new novel, All Roads Lead West. With summer almost upon me and no new books in my stack on the bedside table, I decided to give his book a go, and now you can as well! All you have to do is comment on this post and link to the giveaway on either twitter or your facebook page to enter to win an electronic copy!

All Roads Lead West is a recently published book, December 30th 2012, by new author, Paul Matarelli. He is a current New York native, living in Brooklyn, where his main character, Jamie Hayden also resides. Warning, this book is for adults only, full of drugs, sex, and other adult adventures.

All Roads Lead West by Paul Matarelli

His Summary:

How do you know when you’re supposed to stop what you’re doing and change course? I did everything they tell you to do: I went to college, got my degree, and landed a great job. I get wined and dined in the best restaurants New York City has to offer, I do the minimum amount of work that’s required, I take long lunches, I meet celebrities, and I negotiate multi-million dollar television ad deals hung over. If I continue on this path, I will become a wealthy corporate executive…and miserable. What they don’t prepare you for – in all of the canned speeches you hear about your future – is truth about what you’re getting yourself into. The truth is you will be dealing with disgruntled bosses, office politics, vindictive colleagues, and the crippling reality that you are going to spend the best years of your life chained to a desk doing work that will ultimately leave this world worse off than when you arrived. I’m Jamie Hayden, and that’s allabout to change.

My Summary:

When I first read Matarelli’s summary of the book I was intrigued. After all, so many people get caught up in the “rat race” of life. So many are swallowed up by the glitz and glamour of city life, the possibility of hitting it big, and I was curious to find out how his main character, Jamie Hayden, was able to step back from this life and ultimately decide to leave it. I agreed to read his book, and was looking forward to cracking it open when my summer officially started.

I was very excited when I received the notification from Barnes and Noble: “You have received a gift from Paul Matarelli”. I very easily opened up the book on my Nook and got to it. The intro definitely set the tone for the rest of the book, with a pot clouded mind, attempting to seduce a married woman, and on going trains of thoughts that I quickly discovered is typical of Jamie.

As I rounded out the intro I was wondering what this book was really going to be about, I got no sense of future change from this sex driven character, but the last line intrigued me: “I’m Jamie Hayden and I will be your guide through this story; or as I like to call it, my path to enlightenment”. This very direct statement to the reader was a shift from the sense of viewing Jamie’s life secondhand, through his mind. The shift in writing style and statement were enough to hook me, and keep me reading. I was intrigued by this possible “enlightenment”.

The remainder of the novel follows the 27 year old account manager working in the world of television, living in New York City, struggling to decide if New York is where he needs to be. Jamie narrates his tale of trying to find himself, while spending time experimenting with drugs, bar hopping, and sleeping with a range of women. While amidst this intense partying it’s difficult to convince himself to leave it all, after all it seems like any man’s wet dream.

After the intro I expected to read about more of Jamie’s “adventures”, I fully expected more experimentation with drugs and sexcapades, but I was looking forward to the moment that would snap him out of this somewhat unrealistic haze, and into real life. Thinking the other half of the book would be about him finding himself, his true passion, and actually heading west to pursue it, I read on.

After reading 3/4 of the book I realized this was not going to delve into Jamie’s journey west, but instead focus on the final month he spends in New York before leaving. In between the pot, cocaine, and acid use mixed with sleeping around, it did hit on three major events that pushed Jamie to realize it was time for him to leave his corporate 9-5 and try to find his true passion. With A Catcher in the Rye-esk undertone, Jamie spends his last weeks partying, free from responsibility to anyone or anything other than himself, until his eventual departure.

Going into the novel I had to adjust to Matarelli’s writing style. Essentially the book is Jamie’s ongoing train of thought, and often breaks away from what is happening and into thought tangents about past memories, opinions of people, and other unrelated asides. At times it got on my nerves, I wanted to stick to what was going on without getting caught up in the ADD mind of this eccentric character. However, by doing this Matarelli is giving you a true sense of the character. You are literally entering the mind of a drug and sex driven 27 year old man, which I must admit was a hard adjustment to make as a much more settled down woman.

At times I was also a little perturbed by how easily women fell for Jamie’s seduction. I felt the women were portrayed as somewhat one sided, and a bit shallow. But again, this is the interpretation and view of Jamie, and my interpretation is probably driven by my more “settled down” self, already married for three years at age 26. Overall the book was an entertaining read, a good book to take to the beach as a nice, quick, and naughty read. Matarelli has piqued my interest with this novel, and I plan to continue to keep up with his writing career. I am very interested to see what Matarelli writes next, perhaps he will pick up where he left off and give me the enlightened and changed Jamie I so desire.

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is comment on the post and link back to the giveaway through Twitter or Facebook, please include a link to your tweet or facebook page in your comment. The winner will be randomly selected using the plugin And the Winner Is… one week from today (7/22/13). Check out a trailer for the book here and an excerpt on Amazon here!

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Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: Cozy Classics’ Les Miserables (closed)

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Recently I was asked to review the latest addition of the Cozy Classics series by brothers, Jack and Holman Wang. I am an avid reader, and love any opportunity to read and review books, but being a children’s book, I was unsure about taking on this task. However, I soon realized I was being asked to review the adaption of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables into a children’s book, and I couldn’t resist seeing how they made this happen.

After all Les Mis is a story of heartache, famine, rebellion, murder, revenge, and survival, concepts no child needs to understand. To further fuel my interest I discovered the Wang brothers sum up their stories in 12 words and introduce each word with an image to help the child understand the word. In addition to their recent Les Miserables adaption, they have also rewritten classics such as Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, and War and Peace.  How do you take such complex, deep stories and sum them up in 12 words? I decided I would find out.

Their Summary:

What happens when the most complex literary form – the novel – is skillfully combined with the most simple – the baby board book?

Cozy Classics – www.mycozyclassics.com – [Simply Read Books], the popular children’s board book series with a highbrow twist from twin brothers Holman Wang and Jack Wang, ventures to find out.

Designed as developmentally appropriate abridgements for the very youngest of learners, Cozy Classics retell the world’s most beloved literary works in just 12 simple, baby-friendly words. Complemented by photographs of lifelike, expressive and simply stunning needle-felted figures and objects,Cozy Classics inject a sense of narrative into the baby wordbook—and revitalize the genre for young and old alike. For while there are only so many years one can spend learning to count to ten or the colors of the rainbow, the pleasure that is to be found in the works of literature’s greats, as any adult knows, is forever!

Now, in April 2013, the brothers Wang expand the Cozy Classics repertoire with their takes on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables and Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace.

“From a very young age, children fall in love with characters: Barney, Dora, Cinderella,” says Holman Wang. “TheCozy Classics books foster a love of characters that will ultimately lead to the classics themselves. Unlike Barney and Dora, Les Misérables’s Jean Valjean and Pride & Prejudice’s Elizabeth Bennett are characters that children will never outgrow.”

My Summary:

I promptly requested two copies of the book, one for me to review, and one to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. I eagerly awaited the arrival of the book, I couldn’t wait to see what side of the story would be told. When it finally arrived I immediately opened it and was first struck by the images.

The images for the book are created by using a technique called needle felting, where felt is “punched” with a needle, causing it to become denser and entangled, allowing it to hold a shape. Each figure and object was carefully needle felted, with a surprising amount of detail added, then set in a scene, and photographed. The three dimensional quality this technique creates is mesmerizing, I found myself touching the images, almost believing they would feel fuzzy beneath my fingers. Although in true Les Mis style, not all of the images have the bright, happy colors associated with most children’s books, I do believe any child or adult would enjoy flipping through the pages.

As I read the Wang brother’s adaption of the story I did get a sense of the original with words such as “poor”, “rich”, “sad”, and “dark”. However, I felt some words were unnecessary to the story, such as the word “climb”. Yes, the characters in the story did climb from time to time to escape the vengeful police inspector, but if you have only 12 words to tell a story perhaps this one isn’t the best representation. In addition, the image that reflected this word was my least favorite. It shows an awkward angle of the inspector below a wall, with Cosette climbing over the wall, and Jean Valjean helping her up. Because of the angle it’s difficult to easily recognize Cosette as climbing.

Through the twelve words I did get a sense of the story, but only because I know it well. Someone unaware of the original will have no idea what is going on. However, I don’t believe their intent is for a baby or toddler to understand the complex emotions and story lines of Les Mis (thank goodness!). I believe their intent is for the parent to have the opportunity to share a book they love in a way that is appropriate for a child. This book acts as a learning tool, introducing them to new words, and as the child grows the parent can help them fill in the holes and eventually introduce them to the original.

The other question that arose as I flipped through the book is whether or not a child really needs to understand rich vs. poor, happy vs. sad, shouldn’t a child be protected from these titles at such a young age? I don’t have an all-encompassing answer to this question, it is something only each child’s parent can decide for themselves. Although I don’t have children yet, personally I would introduce this to my child. After all at an early age I fell in love with Annie, which is the epitome of rich vs. poor and happy vs. sad.

In conclusion to a very long review based on a very short book, I believe this could be a great book for children. The images are captivating, and for the most part give a good visual representation of basic words. It is a great learning tool for babies and toddlers, just beginning to form their vocabulary. I also think it is perfect for those avid reader adults, who love the classics. This is a great way to share a complex story with your child, although don’t expect much of the story line to be retained in just 12 words. It may not appeal to every parenting style, but I think the underlying concept, introducing classic tales to children, is amazing!

If this review piqued your interest, comment below to enter to win your very own copy of this classic! To enter either tweet about the giveaway, and include a link to your tweet, or like my blog page on facebook here, and include your facebook name in the comment! The giveaway will close next Friday June 7th at midnight.

Read more about the Cozy Classic’s book here. Check back for a chance to enter in my upcoming giveaways of a photo canvas print, by photobox, and a new novel, All Roads Lead West, by Paul Matarelli. Thanks for stopping by and participating in this giveaway!

Visual Journal Pages 28 and 29: Furniture has Personality Too

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I had been waiting for this page. As I worked through my book I would periodically flip forward until I found the chair, the simple, yet intriguing chair. This was the chair I referenced to draw the very first image of my new visual journal, it inspired the cover of my book. This chair had become the first impression of my visual journal, as book cover art it had a big job. It must intrigue people, beckon them over, and encourage them to open the book and see what else it holds.

It was no accident that led me to draw a chair on my front cover. In fact, it was no accident that I ended up with a book on antique furniture as a base for my visual journal. It was a very calculated selection, which involved a couple of hours at my favorite Decatur antique store. I carefully wandered each booth, explored every shelf, and sifted through book after book until I found the prefect one. This book intrigued me, I found myself flipping through, visualizing my creations on it’s pages.

Furniture is one of my obsessions. Every piece of furniture in my house was carefully picked out. Each piece is unique, and I feel each piece has it’s own history. Every piece I selected was chosen because something appealed to me. Whether it was the color, shape, or peeling, layered paint that attracted me, something in each piece of furniture spoke to me, and I had to have it. I love nothing more than pursuing a local antique store or market. I can’t stand to be at the mall for longer than an hour, but I could easily spend hours in a musty, dusty, vintage shop.

With a furniture obsession such as mine, you would think my house would be a furniture museum, or graveyard. Even sitting here now I imagine chairs lining every wall in my house, tables stacked upon tables, and a garage busting at the seams. However, that is not the case. It may take years for me to find exactly what I am looking for, and I am willing to hold out until I find the perfect piece at the perfect price. Since we moved into our house, almost three years ago, I have had plans to replace our dining room table, but it hasn’t happened yet, because I still haven’t found my perfect piece.

With every new piece of furniture I add to my home, I am sharing another piece of myself. Each piece represents my personality and aesthetic. My mismatched furniture reflects quirky me. Perhaps I am slightly narcissistic, but I love seeing a piece of me in every room.

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While my chairs, tables, and side tables do reflect me, I believe each piece also contains their own personality. While I am building each space to represent my taste, my furniture is also adding a little flavor of their own. Because a number of my pieces do come from antique stores, they also bring their own stories into my house.

I love creating back stories, visualizing the furniture passing through owner after owner. Wondering who decided to paint green on top of the original paint, who added white on top of that, how many layers of paint actually lie below. Each piece of furniture says something to me, and each piece adds something to my house and my life in general. With each new piece I purchase I feel a hole has been filled, my house is one step closer to being complete. However, I can’t help but wonder what will happen when every corner and wall has been filled, perhaps at that point, it will be time to pass my furniture to new hands, to fill another hole in another person’s home.

As a furniture addict I have to part with a little bit of advice… you must let your furniture express you… because furniture has personality too.

SUPPLIES

  • Visual journal
  • Rubber cement
  • Scissors
  • Xacto knife
  • SCAD book
  • Colored pencils

HOW TO

This page was slightly painstaking to make. It involved a great deal of cutting and planning. By the time I finally arrived at the last page before my chair, I still had no idea what I was going to do with it. I knew I somehow wanted to highlight the chair, and decided I had to find a way to bring focus to it.

It all began when I decided to create a double page about my chair, because it was that important. To do this I cut a hole through the page before the page with the chair, to expose it on both pages. Luckily, in my old classroom I had a light table, so I was able to shine light through the chair page, which allowed me to see the outline on the page before it. I traced around the shape, and cut it out with an Xacto knife. Most people do not have a light table at home, so your best bet is to hold the page up to a window, and use the sun as a guide.

As I was moving through these steps I kept trying to come up with ideas for the pages, when the sentence “let your furniture express you… because furniture has personality too” came to me. It was a perfect way to focus on two different things on the pages and yet tie them together. I then decided to find a way to visually represent the personality of the furniture. I opted to re-purpose an image from a magazine or book, and decided to flip through one of my Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) catalogs. Every Fall I look forward to this catalog because they include amazing student work, which I often incorporate into my pages. I picked up the newest edition, and immediately found my background. It was the cover of the book, which worked in my favor, because it would be large enough to incorporate into both pages. It was a painting of a large, abstract animal, it almost looked like a cross between a dog, cat, and bear. It looked friendly, artsy, and slightly odd, it was perfect.

To begin I cut a rectangle out of the image on the lower right corner, which would go around the chair. I carefully cut out the chair shape from the rectangle, and glued it down. To tie the two pieces together better I cut small slivers and glued them next to the chair legs and in between the slates on the back of the chair. From there I continued to cut the rectangle bigger from the image, and in the process I created these frame like pieces. I wanted them to stay whole, so I used an Xacto knife to cut each frame out of the original catalog cover.

I made sure I kept them in order, and once they were all cut out I began gluing them down. I decided to use the image on both pages, and thought it would interesting to glue every other frame on a different page. This created an interesting effect, once the entire page was covered, the image came together despite the spaces. When you flip from the first page to the next you see the missing pieces from the image. Once everything was placed I added the words with colored pencil. I wrote over the words multiple times using yellow, blue, and green, to tie in with the colors of the image.

CHALLENGE

Create a personality for an inanimate object in your home! It can be a piece of furniture, or even a toy, food, or appliance. Have fun!

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