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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Reusable Workbooks

We recently got some workbooks for M to use. Her drawing is a bit weak, and she is not ready for numbers or letters yet, but we are ready to work on some straight lines like matching and dot to dots. It's not a new concept, but I knew I wanted to make the workbooks last and last. When I was a teacher, some of us used plastic protective sleeves and dry erase markers to make worksheets reusable. Of course laminating would work, too. I had asked Derek to bring home the plastic sleeves and markers. I was absolutely thrilled when he brought home these markers from Wal Mart. They each have a built in eraser and a magnet on the back! (Purple is the missing color.) They are also on the smaller side, so they fit in a three year old's hands well. She is not only willing, but excited to do several papers in one sitting. M's favorite part is definitely erasing though. I have decided to store the markers, on the fridge, right beside my weekly chart that I made to help me organize my thoughts on dinner, cleaning, and things to do.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great idea! I wonder, is the dry erase really easy to get off of the protector sheets? Sometimes I have a hard time removing it from our laminated worksheets.

The Activity Mom said...

Those markers are perfect for her erasing her own. =)

Ticia said...

I've been doing this too, but I'm been debating back and forth if it's worth it because of the sheets moving, and it feels different. Still deciding.

Miller Moments said...

This is a great idea! And I'm anxious to go look for those markers. I have a dry erase board that I've been wanting to use, but don't have good markers for.

Adriana said...

Cool! I have never seen those before!

Kelly said...

We do that too!

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