Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recycling Paper


This is a copy of an earlier post I did about using recycled paper in the notebook. Since one side is always glued to the book it is a good idea to conserve where you can. My principal is a huge fan of this part of notebooking since it supports his efforts to reduce paper consumption ($$).

During one of our back-to-school meetings where all staff was present I told teachers that I would be recycling paper into our notebooks. I set up a bin (the top lid of a paper box with recycle written all over it) in the copier room and asked teachers if they have messed up a copy to please but it in the box because I can use the back side. It worked out great. Everyone was making back to school copies and I have plenty of material to work with.

Last year I started recycling late and even though I set up a box nobody really contributed or people chucked it. This year I will have plenty of material to work with.
NOTE:
It has been three weeks and I probably should have told folks to make sure the copies are all going in the same direction. Currently when I grab a stack I have the blank side every which way, which is irrating when you are in a hurry and you have to sort the stack so all the blank sides are going the same way. We have a staff meeting this week and I will clarify, which should help. All in all it is going well though.

4 comments:

Emily Riedmayer said...

Eve! It's Emily - I stumbled onto your site looking for notebooking stuff. I'm in Florida now - just moved in July - and I'm taking on notebooking with my new batch of 6th graders.

Eve Heaton said...

Wow...it is a small world. I am so sad you are are gone from across the street! Who am I going to borrow triple beam balances from?!?!? Hope you are enjoying Florida. Would love to hear the story of your move. Let me know if you have any notebooking questions. Happy to help any way I can.

Eve

Eve Heaton said...

Wow...it is a small world. I am so sad you are are gone from across the street! Who am I going to borrow triple beam balances from?!?!? Hope you are enjoying Florida. Would love to hear the story of your move. Let me know if you have any notebooking questions. Happy to help any way I can.

Eve

Megan McNinch said...

I've taken up scouring blogs this summer for ideas to start in August. I just read about another teacher who recycles paper in her art class - GOOSe paper. "Good On One Side" paper. Love the idea!