If your school is anything like mine paper is at a premium, but your students visit the lined paper box daily.
To solve this dilemma many teachers at my school have a GOOS (Good On One Side) paper box. Students know that anything that requires paper, which is not an official note or good copy must be done on GOOS paper.
I call it goose paper. The sticker on my paper box comes from my regional recycling depot and prominently features a Canadian goose on it. It is amazing how much GOOS paper one finds when they start to look for it.
Where do I get my GOOS paper from?
- extra photocopies (sometimes I make errors when I try to do fancy things with the photocopier)
- extra notices from the school (I always seem to get more flyers than students)
I could never give up GOOS(E) paper because I like saying the name too much.
Can you make the switch? Use only GOOS paper in the classroom unless it is a formal assessment?
Let me know in the comments how you conserve paper in your classroom.