Third graders studied Ireland's Book of Kells. We learned that reading is something that most people didn't know how to do. We also discussed the process of making a book from the parchmenter, the scribe to the illuminator. Our illuminated letters feature the first letter of our first name and the designs around the letter tell the viewer about the things we like. We made this with metallic markers, trying to replicate the glowing gold leaf in the real illuminated letters.