Of course, I stole this idea from the internet.
But mine's way awesomer.
I needed to get my students something as a parting/thank you gift so that they'll remember me forever. Or at least HAD one teacher in their lifetime who personally handcrafted something with love and lack of sleep for them.
And the cheapest thing I could think of was a bookmark. Lame, I know, but it is the cheapest and could potentially remain in their lives forever. Or at least a month, tops.
However, bookmarks these days aren't cheap! I have 74 students and my budget was RM74 (what? I bought them enough candies to cause cavities). And the cheapest I could find was RM1.20 per piece! That was so over my budget. And it's fug with random cliche motivational lines.
So hence the idea of making one instead of buying.
So if you're a teacher in need of
1. Coloured envelopes, or the ones with the red and blue stripes or whatever.
2. Stickers (optional)
3. Any smartass type up/writing on a piece of paper
Cut the edges of the envelopes. You don't need envelopes actually - you can just fold and glue papers that resemble it...but that would take another 3 hours of your time.
Paste your smartass lines or if you're the nice type, yawn inducing motivational words lines. It can be anything besides the following e.g. 'you drooled here', 'this is the part where it gets REALLY boring' etc.
Paste any stickers you want. Or don't. Whatever. If they are emo kids, I think they would like blood on the bookmarks.
And voila, you got yourself your very own awesome DIY bookmark. Yay!
And it's cheap too! The cost? RM12.90! For 74 students! That's about 17 cents each! EACH! Double yay! See how much I have saved?
How do you use this weird looking bookmark? Just cover the edge of the page where you usually dog-ear it. See, easy. But it does take a genius to figure it out. Trust me.
And you get happy, appreciative, unsuspecting students.