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Marking a Passage
Tomorrow is the Bean's last day of third grade. While it hasn't been the best year of her schooling, it closed on a series of high notes, from the literal ones in her solo as Ariadne in the musical Theseus and the Minotaur to her winning the trifecta of poetry contests in her class, her grade at her school and her grade for the whole district.

This afternoon she decided she wanted to make something for her teacher as a parting gift and also for her teacher from first and second grade, who has been a huge support for her in times of trial throughout the school year. In the end, she opted to make them both bookmarks from scratch:

The only thing I helped her with was punching the hole for the ribbon, which took more force than she could muster, and assisting her with the hot glue gun. The best part is that she made use of odds and ends discovered in the process of voluntarily cleaning the corner where she makes her projects.

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: May 22nd, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Quite lovely! I went through a phase of bookmark-making mania back in the day myself. I may have been a bit older? Not sure. I think my preferred method may have involved using the iron to melt various things between sheets of...waxed paper? Does that even sound like a remotely un-disastrous idea? I remember how cool it was back in the day to melt crayon shavings that way. I might have been making the bookmarks by floating things between contact paper or maybe this was at school and we had access to laminating glory. Oh how the memory can sometimes fail... But this did bring back memories. What a lovely gift for her teachers!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I remember doing the crayon-and-wax-paper thing. I don't Skylar has yet, though. Once I melted crayons on the stove. That was interesting!
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