It’s been a long year but we made it! An emotional end this time because after 14 years in Reception I am on the move to work with the older children from September. It’s not a choice I would have made for myself but recent health issues have meant it is better for the school if I am in a less active place.
I usually give the children a little gift at the end of the summer term and this year I decided to make a bookmarker each for them all. So I made 14, 7 for the boys and 7 for the girls and put their names on the back.
The Path of Positivity challenge this time around has the theme of ‘Sharing’. I have been thinking about what to do for a while, the problem was not lack of ideas but having too many. When I decided to make the bookmarkers I knew that had to be my entry for POP. One of the joys of working in Reception is being able to share a love of books with them. When they first come into school we do not give them a reading book but allow them to choose one from the class to take home and ‘share’ with mummy or daddy. In fact most of the time we talk about sharing books rather than reading a story.
Because of health problems I had when I was born I spent a lot of time alone and unable to go outside to play so I learned to read very young and have been the stereotypical bookworm ever since. While I was a guide I even ran a library for the village children. I trained as a librarian but life’s circumstances took me into working in schools.
So next year will be different with new challenges but I hope there will still be opportunities to share a love of books with the older children along the way.
I printed out the images and wording using a template on Word so that I could fit two bookmarkers to an A4 sheet of card. I used the Copics to colour the images in then cut them apart and scored the fold line. I then used the letterbox kit to write the children’s names on the backof the bookmarkers. Finally I folded them in halves and glued them down.
It took a while to do the colouring and the stamping but I think it was worth it. I hope the children like them and that they are encouraged to use them in the ongoing discovery of books.
Thanks for sticking it out with my ramblings today. Take care.
I would like to enter my card into:
The Path of Positivity Challenge #28 – Sharing
Anything But a Card Challenges No. 49 “Anything Goes”
Ike’s World Challenges #42 – Anything but a Square
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #192