Kraft paper is my new favorite thing. It keeps showing up everywhere or maybe I am just noticing it more. I bought a lifetime-supply roll of it and have it at school...just seeing it everyday makes me happy (in the same way that my lifetime-supply spools of baker's twine do).
I thought for sure my students would love to make old-school book covers. They just weren't that into it in spite of (or because of?) my own covered books.
When August turned to September, I even used the page of my big calendar from Paper Source to cover another book. Those kids don't know what they are missing with their new, stretchy book covers.