When I was packing over the weekend I found one billion of these notebooks in various closets around my room. I was not about to pack them up and take all of them with me to my next position and I really did not want to take them home. Why do I have such an overload of these? Well, let me be honest. They were on sale for 10 cents in the fall and I went crazy. My partner and I bought as many as we could find and these are just the leftovers. Don't judge me. Remember when you were at Staples for those penny sales? Admit it. I have no control in these situations but I found a great use for these. We busted them out of closet #1 (okay they are also in #2 and #3) and the mommies in my room glued a white square on top of each. The kids decided to make a summer journal for their 5th grade buddy and what you see on the cover is their self portrait. I L*O*V*E these so much that it makes me want to cry. Okay, so everything makes me cry. I am fragile and distraught at this point! They loved making them and they wrote sweet notes inside. Boy when the fifth grade teacher sees their handwriting she is going to head towards her classroom. I'm just sayin' I should have had Saturday school and worked on handwriting- big time. Whew, some of it is really rough... Anyhow they are super duper cute and we are giving them to our buddies tomorrow. I wish I had glued their pictures on the first page but those are packed away in a box I can cry over another time. I am going to sign each book with a thank you and congratulations on going to middle school. I had a lot of these kids in kindergarten. The rest of the notebooks are for my teacher friends next door and they are happy to grab the goods.