Has this ever happened to you? Homeschooling is humming along. You’ve picked out a great curriculum that the kids
love. They’re progressing nicely and your planner has lots of neat, checked off boxes.
Then, a roadblock hits. Your son or daughter is just not getting a
concept and you’ve finished all of the practice sheets. To make matters worse, somehow your child has managed to destroy that section in his workbook erasing, reworking, erasing, and maybe even getting frustrated and scribbling across the sheet on purpose.
Oh, is it only my own kids that do that?
You need to rework the section, step by step, but it’s been destroyed.
What do you do? Buy another book? Wish for a time machine so you can go back and make copies?
No. Put your worksheets into glossy page protectors, and you’ll have a reusable workbook.
Simply use dry erase markers or wipe-off crayons to do assignments, then erase when you are done. A little alcohol or hand sanitizer will take care of any stubborn marks.
Now you will never have to throw away lessons that should have been done correctly again. And you can use page protectors to stretch your budget in other ways, too. Make your paper consumables last!
- Print off a set of handwriting sheets or multiplication drills, pop into page protectors and store in binders or folders. Your kids can practice over and over until the skill is mastered.
- If you have multiple children or just want to review skills later, you can use page protectors to extend the life of your favorite workbooks. You’ve suddenly got a built-in concept review book if your child gets stuck on something later in the year.
- Make write on/wipe off maps by printing one-off and slipping it into a page protector. You can trace the routes of explorers, mark battles and tactical strategies, or draw in other relevant details.
- Make customized chore charts for your children to mark, erase, and mark again.
- Print off the yearly reading lists just once, page protect them, then use them year after year. You can track multiple children on the same page by using different colored markers.
- No laminator? Page protectors make an excellent substitute. Put high use items, such as periodic tables, commonly misspelled words, or grammar rules for a sturdy guide that will last all year.
- Create reusable fun and fluff items. Make a car-activity book with a tic-tac-toe board, dot page, list of states for checking off the license plate game, or road bingo.
How do you make workbooks last?
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