Each December we do a mini unit about quilts. After reading different quilt books we discuss the cultures the quilts come from and similarities and differences between the different types of quilts. After reading The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy each student created their own "quilt" using squares of wrapping paper. In the past that has been the end of that quilt project. This year, however, I asked them to write an iDiary entry about why they chose each type of wrapping paper.