To make the books, I use 6 pieces of 12x18 construction paper for each student (5 pages are for the habitats we study and 1 page is for the cover). For the 5 habitats pages I hold the paper vertically and fold the bottom 1/4 up to make a pocket, and then I staple the sides of the pocket. The height of the folded construction paper should be about the same height as a piece of notebook paper.
I add a cover page to each book that is the same height as the other pages, but it does not have a pocket. I attach the pages together by punching 3 holes in the left side and tying the pages together with yarn. I had my students decorate the cover of their book with a map of the habitats we are learning about.
This student wrote a report.
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