stitched Cafe Menus = dry erase boards?

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  1. MissV

    MissV Companion

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    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?
     
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  3. zoerba

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    I don't know...at almost $4 a peice it seems like to much to spend on that type of item. Maybe you could just laminate the worksheets, or slip them into a clear page protector. ??
     
  4. Terrence

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    I would go with page protectors over any alternative. They just have so many more advantages over any other white board. Just buy the heavy duty page protectors, get some card stock, and you have an instant white board. As soon as I get my class set up, I am going to take pictures of how I have hooked my white boards to the desks with coiled key chains.
     
  5. Caesar753

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    I agree that those are pretty expensive for what you'll be using them for.
     

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