Saturday, August 2, 2008

Making Pockets

I love that MFW has Lesson Plans for Singapore Math. I didn't realize that last year so I bought our books from a local seller. But this year I bought our math books from MFW and got the lessons plans. My only concern has been misplacing the lesson plan books before we ever get the chance to use them.
What to do, what to do...

I decided to make a little pocket inside the textbooks to house our lesson plans.

Using what I had on hand, I took a sheet of 8 x 8 scrapbook paper


Then I cut it in half diagonally
(scissors work fine but I used a cutter since I have one)


forming two triangles.


I folded one in half for an even smaller triangle.

Now using a glue stick,

**edited to add- the glue didn't hold well. I used double-stick tape and haven't had a problem.
I put some glue right along the cut edge
(shown here in red; click on picture to enlarge).

This made a pocket that looks like a pointy hat.


I took the Lesson Plan and put it inside like so...
and set it inside the Text Book cover.

I set it in here so I don't have to measure anything. I just get a sense of where it's going to end up. Now keeping the Lesson Plan inside the pocket, I lifted the whole thing up and flipped it over.

I put some glue on the back like this (click on picture to enlarge):
Flipped it back over and pressed it onto that first page inside the cover:



I prefer this side of the cover so the spine/gutter of the book helps hold the Lesson Plan in place.

Now the pocket is all finished! We can take the Lesson Plan in and out like so:


Of course, I had to make matching pockets for each book but you can use whatever you have on hand. Regular card stock would work nice, even construction paper if that's what you have.
Have fun!


1 comment:

Six Arrows said...

aren't you clever!...and such a planner, i wish i was as organized as you!
kathi
mfw

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