Workbooks

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  1. vetese77

    vetese77 New Member

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    I teach middle school I have about 140 students. We have workbooks and I need to decide whether to tear the pages out or leave them intact. Tearing pages out and stapling will require a lot of extra work on my part...they tried to tear out pages in another class and it was a disaster.
    On the other hand passing out and collecting workbooks every day will take away from instruction time. The books are very large and too big to go in their backpacks.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
     
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  3. AlwaysAttend

    AlwaysAttend Enthusiast

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    You could have them leave wkbks at home and just bring back completed sheets.
     
  4. JimG

    JimG Rookie

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    Have the students grab the books on the way in and put them up on the way out.
     
  5. bella84

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    I would spend some time early on teaching them how to tear out and staple the pages themselves. With practice, they'll get better and faster. And, it's really a simple skill but something they'll need to be able to do in life. Just build in the extra time now and have it pay off later.
     
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    Instead of using a paper workbook, consider using an online system for the assignments. Google forms, Handouts, Google Classroom, Website
     
  7. AlwaysAttend

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    While in theory I agree, it sounds like OP isn't looking to reinvent the wb online. I think shes looking for ways to lessen the burden not take on more.
     
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    Ok, well.........how about adapting the workbooks to the specifications of teacher? Maybe the teacher could try a 'Lesson Correlation' Set Up.
     
  9. AlwaysAttend

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    I get it, but she's trying to decide whether to tear sheets out herself, have kids do it, or just take all the books. Lol
     
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    ok.
    i never had this problem before or closely thought about this matter.
     
  11. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    In my SPED class I have around 150 workbooks covering all the subjects. I found that putting in the time up front to take all the pages out and file them in the cabinet just makes my life so much easier. I have them organized by subject and then they are always ready. My students are all on different pages most of the time and it is easier to do it this way.
     
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