Of course you are!
Do you have a paper or a copy Nazi at your school? This year we were given a box of paper and told that was it! ONE box! Sorry, but I still love a good worksheet, but we make do with what we have! ANd I do not have the drive to buy paper!
And I suppose saving a few trees is nice too!
One of the ways I save paper is using our desks! We have a class set of white boards and clear sleeve things called communicators, but sometimes they kiddos need more room, or I need them to sort things out and record some answers along with it.
So we break out our...EXPO markers! That desk is like a blank slate! and the dry erase markers really do wipe right off. Trust me, I'm a little OCD about any kind of dirt or markings on the desktops!
Here's a few ways I've incorporated this bright idea! Here we were in the throes of regrouping! Sometimes you have them so well trained they even record their name and date in the corner! and of course a love note!
another way I use this bright idea is helping my kiddos out when we play scoot! I love scoot! but whoever invented it had older or more equipped kids than I have ever had! Plus we don't sit in rows so it's hard to tell which desk they should "scoot" to next! So I draw an arrow to where they go next! I also write free space or of they have to go to a different table, I also write that.
fyi-your kiddoes will love you even more!
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