First, I made some cute monster bookmarks, following THIS tutorial and pattern. I think they're adorable, especially when they're in the book, nomming your pages. hahaha!
Then my boy helped me Mod Podge some journals (see my tutorial HERE). There were three aids in the classroom this year, so we had four gifts to make. We bought a pack of neat looking pens, then my boy picked out paper to match them.
I opted for the journals over the composition notebooks, since the bookmarks fit best on right angle corners, and the composition books have rounded ones. Besides, they looked nicer inside. We tucked two monsters in each journal, then wrapped them up.
All ready to go!