SO this was inspired by my mentor. She started this project so i cannot take full credit, except I made it a semester long project for my kiddos to do and have a power point and lesson plan to got with it now. Every student had a pair of jeans (whether they brought it in, or I went and got them a pair). Every student had to create a journal with the first few pages talking about themselves and their likes and dislikes. THEN the Jeans travel among the class to different students to read, and interpret the journal and create something visual on the jeans. Using in-text clues. After students worked on the pair of jeans they wrote back to the owner about what they did and why they enjoyed working on their jeans. I love tying in literacy when I can!