Today I am linking up with my friend Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper. I am not sure how your school is, but we are limited on our number of copies per month. We receive 1300 copies for the month, I am jealous of those who have copy centers! Recently I have been stretching my copy limit my reducing sheets to half a sheet of paper.
Here is a full sheet vs a half sheet. I use the half sheets for any sheet the will reduce well, some sheets have a lot going on which makes them hard to read when reduced.
I try to use the half sheets for morning work and homework. I have used them for classwork as well. By reducing the sheets I am able to double my copy limit and cut down on how much paper I use.
For our copier if I print front to back it counts and two copies, again I will reduce the sheets to fit them on the front of one sheet of paper to stretch my copy limit. These sheets are reading passages from my March Bundle. Even reduced they are still easy to read and write on.
Another trick I use to save on copies is using the cooperative learning strategy Fan-N-Pick. I have six teams and therefore only use six copies of a worksheet. I then cut the worksheet into task cards to use for Fan-N-Pick.
Angela over at The Teacher's Desk 6 is hosting a great giveaway to celebrate her resent milestones! I hope you stop over and enter to win a great prize pack. I have donated my March Bundle for her giveaway.