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Writing in workbooks?
March 3, 2014 at 12:14 PM
For those that use a workbook based curriculum, do your kiddos just write in them or do you have them write answers elsewhere? (notebook, make copies out of the book etc)

I'm in a dilemma with myself (LOL) I have 2 kids under my oldest dd and thought about either making copies everyday or having her write answers in a notebook so I can keep the workbooks and pass them down to the other kiddos.


  • hipmomto3
    March 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    I have my kids use the workbooks as they are intended to be used. Making copies of each page would cost me so much more in ink than just buying a 2nd workbook, usually.

  • Silverkitty
    March 3, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    It would depend how much another wookbook would cost.  Since my two are really far apart in age I don't have to worry about this.

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    March 3, 2014 at 2:25 PM

     I would think that copying the books would cost more in ink & paper then just buying a new book!

  • Chasing3
    March 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    I've found coping costs as much or more too, unless you have access to a high speed copier for free!

    I'm about to buy the next couple of books thru MathUSee and was thinking of having my older son do his work on paper (he's neat and a good direction-follower anyway!) and then I'd still have the blank workbook for younger ds. 

  • chotovec82
    March 3, 2014 at 7:07 PM
    We use transparency paper and dry erase markers. We clip the transparency paper over their workbook page and have them go at it. I know it's saved me tons of money.
  • Leissaintexas
    March 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM
    I learned the hard(expensive) way. It cost me more to print copies than it would have to just buy another book.
  • kmath
    by kmath
    March 3, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    I only have one kid so he writes in them.  We do have a couple that I make copies out of and he writes on the copies.  Those are the ones we only use a few pages out of and I want to give them away when we are done.

  • Jlee4249
    March 5, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Just use a clear page/sheet protector.  Cut down a side, instead of the open top and slip it over the page(s) she's working on.  Using a dry-erase marker, it's easy to wipe off afterwards and you save print ink and printing paper.

  • RheaF
    by RheaF
    March 5, 2014 at 1:14 AM
    We just use the workbooks. It doesn't save any money making copies, and it can be a pain trying to copy some into a notebook.
  • Jilectan
    March 5, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    I have some Kumon workbooks for my older dd that she loves to do. This is the third one I've bought for her, so I'm a little tired of getting them. I disassembled the book and stuck the pages in page protectors and am having her use dry erase markers on them. Then I stick them in a three ring binder. It's been working so far.

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