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We write in them. It's not worth the time, money, or effort not to.
~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 13 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008) Smaller on the Outside
For our main curriculum we copy the pages because we can use it for the 4 other kids coming up behind Evelyn. For Math workbooks and other less expensive ones I just let her fill them in and will buy each child their own set.
Alison - Mom to: Augustus (1) Maximus (3) Eleanor (4) Reid (6) Evelyn (7) Lucas (12) Christopher (14)
If it's inexpensive, we use it. There is a point where it's not saving anything to copy it. Not to mention that I eventually came to realize that my time was not worthless and I needed to factor it in when counting the cost.
I do have a couple of inexpensive reproducible workbooks that I copy from or use an overlay with only because they are no longer being published.
Some workbooks for certain subjects start costing $20+ ... those I will probably use as textbooks and have the children write in their own notebooks and photocopy as needed.
Last edited by The Studious Mrs P.; August 2nd, 2011 at 01:57 PM.
I have two workbooks that I will just have Thea write in, they have too much color and are larger so would be hard to copy. Plus they are both nice ones that I will enjoy looking back to see her progression over her 1st year of pre-k. But my other basic black and white workbooks I will copy. I probably will use some of the pages more than once for her - tracing, cutting and other concepts and also some good letter and number worksheets. A couple are reproducible books back from when my mom worked in the schools. Don't think they are being made anymore.
I assume I will do the same as she gets older. It will depend on the book.
Yeh I guess I am thinking more for our Saxon Math...those workbooks are $28 but that is for the year, so I guess I'm just going to have to decide to copy or not...he is first grade so I'm not sure about transferring to notebooks. I don't want him to lose the concept by trying to transfer the work and get lost! LOL