Here the student has started making a border design using the letters W, V and O. The green paper in the middle is a sticky note, which is acting as a “place holder;’ when the student finishes writing a poem, the sticky note will be removed and the poetry page will be glued in.
This week I finished up helping 96 first grade students make books for the lovely poems that they wrote under the guidance of their classroom teachers. First, we made a large origami pamphlet from a 17″ x 23″ sheet of 67lb cover paper (lilac). We then made a book cover with pockets for storing unfinished poetry and drawings. Some poems were hand-written by students; other poems were type-written by teachers. Students learned how to make decorative borders, using the letters of the alphabet W, O, I, X, and V. A title page was added, and covers were decorated with geometric shapes