This DIY Teacher Appreciation book was designed for students to write for teachers.
One thing I really like about this book is ability to differentiate based on student's ability. Some can color, while others write short phrases and sentences.
See photographs of the book here: http://www.busykidshappymom.org/teacher-gift/
white card stock paper
4x6 photo album (Sometimes they can also be found at the Dollar Store)
Directions for putting the book together:
Count the number of pages in your book and then count the number of students participating.
There are 4 different student pages. You might be able to have each child make 2 pages, it just depends on the number of students and the number of pages the photo album you purchased.
Print out your book on card stock. You'll only need 1 copy of the cover and it looks great in full color.
Pages 3-4 can be printed out multiple times.
Cut out the pages with the paper cutter.
Work with students in small groups to prepare the pages for their teacher. If needed, give them draft paper to practice first and brainstorm a list of words they can use. One thing I really like about this book is ability to differentiate based on student's ability. Some can color, while others write short phrases and sentences.
Compile the pages in your book, put the cover and back page in, tie a ribbon on it and you're done!