There's nothing like a fancy journal to motivate students during writing time. But fancy doesn't have to mean expensive! All you need to make this journal is a gift bag, three brass fasteners, a bit of Velcro and some duct tape.
These journals can be hung from tacks on a bulletin board, or from hooks attached to student desks. They are perfect for daily writing, or even as a math journal!
Come on over to my blog, Teaching in the Early Years, for a complete tutorial (with lots of pictures) showing the step-by-step process to make these.
See you there!