Last year I bought some "Clearboard communicators" for my class...which were quite expensive and ended up not working out very well. I liked the idea of sticking a worksheet in a clear plastic cover, and writing on it with a dry erase board, but the top loading thing was TERRIBLE. It was too tight and the worksheets ALWAYS wrinkled when the kids stuck the sheets in because of that. ANYWAY, on to the new idea. I was eating at my favorite restaurant, when it occured to me that the menu I was reading off of was basically an 8 1/2" x 11" dry erase book! I found a website that sells stitched cafe style menu covers: http://www.themenushop.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=219 It LOOKED interesting, and since you load the pages on the sides, maybe the kids wouldn't have a hard time figuring it out. I'm afraid to try it though... It "looks" durable enough...Though it might be just as disasterous as the clearboard thing. meh. What do you guys think? Good idea or Bad idea?