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Writers Notebook

Decorate a Writers Notebook!

decorate your composition notebook DESCRIPTION

Writers Notebooks are a great way to see a child's progress throughout the school year. Personalize his or her notebook with their interests, and special events, to make this book extra special. Included is a letter home for teachers to model their own letter by. Please feel free to print! Parents, here are some suggestions for how you and your child can personalize their notebooks. Great idea for those homeschooling too!


  • Free Printable Parent Letter

  • Marble Composition Notebook
  • Special Photos (resize to 3 x 5 and smaller)

  • Photo paper, scrapbook paper
  • Souvenirs (ticket stubs from special events, pictures from brochures, postcards from trips)

  • Magazine Pictures and clippings (cut pictures from magazines of favorite foods, animals, celebrities and meaningful words, etc.)
  • Clip Art (Students can use a computer to print out fun or cute clip art)
  • Scrapbook materials (stickers, decorative paper, stamps and letters)
  • Anything that you can glue to the cover of a notebook! Be creative!
  • Glue Sticks and scissors or exacto knife (adult only)

  • Select pictures, resize to fit 3x5 and wallet work well, print on photo paper for brightest, clearest pictures.

  • Select a sheet of scrapbook paper, apply glue stick to the composition notebook cover and the paper for a strong bond. Trim edges with scissors or have an adult use and exacto knife.
  • Arrange photos, and cut outs on cover.

  • Glue down photos and magazine cut outs, etc onto the cover with a glue stick and then add stickers.
  • Souvenirs (ticket stubs from special events, pictures from brochures, postcards from trips)

  • Measure laminating sheet and remove corner. Line up with the book and slowly peel backing while smoothing it down from the top. Cut excess if needed.

  • writers notebook


  • We used Laminating Film Sheets to protect their pictures.
  • Suggest that you limit 3-D items to help prevent it from catching on things, getting lost, or ripped off the book and for ease of writing in the book itself.
  • Have children make a list in their writers notebook for ideas to generate writing topics.
  • Composition notebooks work well for this because of their sturdy cover and are inexpensive at the beginning of the school year.

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