Sometimes, you order the wrong length of paper for your printer. This has happened at Little House…but something fun has come from it! We have been left with many slips of paper as we trimmed the ends of the too-long pieces, and while this is a riveting mistake I am rambling on about, I will get to the point!
I decided to start making little booklets out of these seemingly unwanted pieces of paper and some colorful, special projects have been created. One student, Julia, has made a math sticker book – to keep track of all the math pages she has completed and to have a safe place for her beloved animal stickers to live. Other students, such as Elise and Stephen have made rhyming booklets where they carefully add color to simple pictures, find words that rhyme with them, and change what was once a mistake into something that matters to them.
While this was a simple idea, I have noticed how the students seem to slow down and take pride in making their little booklets…and it served as a simple reminder to me that everything matters and has a purpose, even tiny bits of forgotten paper.
– Carly 🙂