Velcro alternative

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  1. manda80411

    manda80411 Rookie

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    I am in the process of making each of my 6 students an individual schedule. It is going to cost about $40 for the velcro and my boss asked if there was something else I could use. They need to be removed as the students complete the work. I am starting a structured teaching classroom. Any ideas??
     
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    $40 for velcro? How much are you buying? I requisitioned this about 3 years ago, and still haven't run out. I actually cut the coins in fourths because that is more than enough. If you have these scissors, it makes it easier to cut!
     
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    Oh, and that is for the actual Velcro brand...if you buy the School Specialty or another off brand, it's even cheaper...and if you buy tape instead of coins, even more so...
     
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    If you purchase it from industrialwebbing.com you can get 1,440 dots for $25.00 or so. You have to buy two sets (Hook $25, loop $25) so it would be $50 plus shipping- but you wouldn't need Velcro for a long time. The rolls are huge.

    There are other places to get it but for $40 you should be able to do way more than 6 schedules/work stations.
     
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    Try a crafting store or even the crafting and fabric section of Walmart.
     
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    Honestly, if you're starting a structured teaching classroom,
    Velcro is going to be a huge part of your life.
    I would discuss this with your supervisor and see if you can make a bulk purchase such as the one I suggested or approx $50, which will last you quite some time.
     
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    I usually get my Velcro at Michael's... I look for the 40% off coupon and buy it using the tax exempt form. Makes it pretty reasonable.
     
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    Could you use magnets? I got a set of 100 dots for $10 at a local teacher store.

    Another idea is to use pockets. Glue pockets onto the sheet and have students move items from one pocket to another?

    I like to use laminated sheets and the students use a transparency pen to check things off.
     
  10. manda80411

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    Velcro

    I bought a box of velcro stips of paper and cut them really small. They work really good and I still have velcro left. Thanks:)
     

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