Monday, July 9, 2012

Phenomenal Tip: How to Extend Life of Drill-sheets and Workbooks

The Singapore math curriculum is not exactly the cheapest; a set of textbook and workbook easily cost more than a thousand pesos.  If you remember, I blogged about my extreme happiness at finding the local distributor of the My Pals Are Here series, and how it was just perfect that I was able to purchase complementary books which are not being sold in school... at a 50% discount! 

Given how expensive the books can get, I just want to share with you how I am able to further extend the life of each workbook.  I simply cover up the pages with post-it, and let my kids write their answers and solutions on the post-it.  
The benefits of this method:
1. I do not have to make multiple drill sheets for the quizzes and then later on for the quarterly test.
2. I only have to purchase one set per level, and all my kids can share them.

Since these workbooks only serve as additional practice and drills for my kids, no one but myself (and now you) is in on the secret of what a cheapo I am!:)  

Hope you find this tip useful!

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1 comments:

Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings said...

nothing wrong with being el-cheapo. i photocopy my kids' activity books...at work!...shhhhhh...i'm an el-cheapo, too!

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