Running out of paper?

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    Are all schools in California running out of paper?
     
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    What can we do to help the paper shortage due to budget cuts?
     
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    I don't have an answer but I amazed that schools do not think paper is necessary.
     
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    we're given a box in Aug and a box in Sept. That's it. It sucks, but we do use mini whiteboards a lot ($15 at HomeDepot) and dry erase pens on page protectors. Lots of half sheets and kids copying short assignments from the overhead onto their own paper.
     
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    Wow, I'd have a heart attack over that. Between homework and supplemental reading (some of our textbooks are awful), I've probably made well over 10,000 copies this school year. And the funny (or perhaps sad?) thing is, I'm not even at the top of the list for usage (they keep track, but don't limit).

    Our office copy machine has currently made 1.5 MILLION copies in total.
     
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    I periodically put out a request for paper to parents so that I have a little stash I can depend on. I also use half sheets for assignments by using a small font and printing on both sides. We have a Gestetner (offset printer) for our department and we have no limit on that.
     
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    I try to cut paper in half, like for spelling tests. I also bought a box at the beginning of the year and try to ration it out veeeeeeeeerrrrry slllllllooooowly.
    I am at over 10,000 copies though. I try to be thoughtful about what I run. I cut one day of Daily Language Review because it double the amount of paper I used.
    I think the Governor and State Reps shouldn't get paper if schools don't get paper.
     
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    During the reading of a novel, I give 5-question reading check quizzes on 1/8 of a piece of notebook paper that I call Quiz Tickets. I get what's left of notebooks from my students at the end of the year and have a T.A. cut the paper into small slips.
     
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    We're running out of paper

    in Kansas, too. I guess we're asking students to bring a ream of paper with their school supplies next year.
     
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    paper is on our school supplies list and parental response differs from year to year
     
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    We are trying to be more frugal with our paper use; but, no, we are not running out of paper.
     
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    Could be worse, it could be all the restrooms in California!
     
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    I saw you mention Daily Lang. Review. I made a copy of each page for each student. I put them in a pocket folder. The students each now have their own pocket folder and they do not write in it. They copy the exercise on notebook paper. It has really been great. I also made a math pocket folder with math sheets that I knew the kids needed extra work on like place value. Again, they cannot write in it. Both have really helped with the paper issue.
     
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    The snarky reply is that a teacher doesn't need the paper because you are using that paper to make "worksheets" and that's not teaching, if you are an effective teacher you don't need paper, etc. - that's what I've heard at my school. We aren't running out of paper - I am close by to the storage room with the paper stacked to the ceiling and they put a box in each of the classrooms for our own personal supply.
     

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