Hubs and I went to see "Billy Elliot" last night and it was amazing! The little boy who played Billy was ridiculously talented... if you've seen it, can we gush together for a moment about the scene right before the intermission when Billy was dancing infront of the picket line? OMG. That was in-freaking-credible! We also ate dinner at a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Aside from the bill, it was an incredibly amazing meal... yum!!!!!!!
That's the end of our musicals until the fall... boo! Today is our 9 year anniversary. I woke up to these on the counter:
And, yesterday, he surprised me with this:
Anyway... while we were out celebrating, I got a question from a user on TpT. Am I the only one who panics every time I see one of these come through? I'm always worried it's an error or someone who's mad at me!
But it was a user asking me if flippy books could be used in interactive notebooks.
My first response was no. Because of how they are folded, gluing them in a notebook would cover up some of the information.
But the more that I thought about it, I realized that they could!
You have to make 1 cut, but then it will work!
So, I'm going to quickly show you how to do it incase you are a flippy fan and want to use them in a science, social studies, math, or reading notebook in class!
First... fold your flippy according to directions- once hotdog and then once hamburger...
Then unfold it and cut the horizontal part between pages 3 and 4- only cut until you reach the middle vertical fold!
Then fold it closed the right way and pull page four out so it's right next to page one... it sounds complicated to explain it, but if you actually do it, I don't think it's hard!
Flip it over and put glue on the back of pages 3 and 4...
Then, when you flip it back over, you can glue those two pages down. Page 1 turns to reveal pages 2 and 3 and pages 1 and 4 are displayed out front.
Now that I've realized this, I'm going to have my students glue their different reading strategy flippy books into their RRJs (Reading Response Journals) next year!
If you want to grab some flippys, they're available for many topics at TpT and TN.