Stretchy book covers

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  1. peridotylayne

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    Anyone know a website or store where I can buy those stretchy book covers for about $1. I HATE covering books in paper because they always get torn off and then I have to recover mid-year for a book check. I'd rather just fork out the money for the ones that last for years.
     
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  3. Love to Teach

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    Target has them for usually $.50. I am sure that I have seen them in Wal Mart and Kmart, also. I would guess the dollar stores have them, as well. :)
     
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    Thanks. I was planning on making a trip out there tomorrow.
     
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    Be careful with them. We've banned them from our school because they break the binding of textbooks if they are too small. We're going back to grocery bags.
     
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    WalMart had them for 74 cents last week.
     
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    Staples usually runs a special on them before school. I always buy Jumbo size.
     
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    We are too. I don't know if many of my math books will last 3 more years. The fabric cover pulls the front and back cover toward the spine, and if the stretchy covers are kept on all year the binding breaks.
     
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    Hopefully it'll be okay. I just bought 75 of them :whistle: A fellow teacher of mine has a class set for her books as well and hasn't complain about them, so I think I'll be ok.
     
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    If you have small text books it will probably be okay. A few kids had them when I taught 3rd grade and there wasn't a problem. The 6th grade textbooks have 2 or 3 times the number of pages as the third grade textbooks.
     
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    Does your school make you cover them. I had a 4th grader cut holes in one of those covers and wore it like a shirt over her clothes. Those kids are so silly.
     
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    Our books HAVE to be covered. About twice a year they do a book check to make sure all books in the classroom are covered. I had a huge problem keeping them covered this past year because books were in and out of desks all the time and 4th graders could give two sheets to the wind about how they shove them in here haha.
     
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    My school requires jumbo size book socks for 2-8 and have not had a problem.
     

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