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.
Grab Great Teaching Tips!
Subscribe to get our great content by email. We will use your email address to send out teaching tips and lesson ideas.