One year, I realized that most of the student books on display for Open House were language related. I wanted something that reflected the math that we did all year long. I was inspired to put this patterning book together. I love this book because it can be done a page each month, either in teacher/parent small group, whole-group, or independently. It has a place to write their name on each page so it can be done as separate work sheets, or in book form it shows monthly progress in name writing. Each page reflects something special about that month, tying it in to science (weather) or social studies (holidays).