Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Custom Notebooks

 Last year I bought these composition books with the intentions of using them. I knew that I wanted to use them for reading, science, and social studies, but I never knew how to put all three subjects in one notebook. Last year my teaching buddy and BFF added tabs to her notebooks and I thought it was a great idea. She was able to use the notebooks all year. I meant to do it last year, but the time got away from me. I was determined to make time for it this summer.

I love the composition books because they are more sturdy than to spiral notebooks. Spiral notebooks get destroyed and eventually pages are torn and lost. Not to mention the wire starts to get messed up and pokes a student!! To create the tabs I just used a SU! label punch. You can get a newer addition HERE. I am extremely excited to start using these notebooks in my class this year and I already have so many ideas!!!


  1. I love that punch! What a smart way to add a tab! Thanks for linking up with us :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. Wow I've never seen that punch before. Gah! Love it. Those notebooks are a lot of work, but just the kind of thing I'd do when I want something done just right and my way!
    :) Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

  3. Great idea! I have been pondering an easy way to create dividers for composition books so that my kinders can write about math, science, and social studies. I think I have just found my solution! :)

  4. I do the same put I need a puncher. Great idea