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10-24-2014, 01:47 PM
workbook they've ever done? Math and grammar workbooks are piling up and I'd like permission to let them go. :)

10-24-2014, 01:48 PM

Good heavens, no, don't keep them unless you required them for record-keeping.

10-24-2014, 02:54 PM
You have my blessing too. :lol Let them go!

10-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Goodness, no. I throw everything away at the end of the week, sometimes before.

I don't need to keep any proof of work, though.

Teacher Mom
10-24-2014, 03:42 PM
Let it go!!! Let it goooo!!!!


10-24-2014, 04:10 PM
Let it go!!! Let it goooo!!!!


Stop that! :hissyfit


In answer to the question, no, I don't keep every single one. I keep a few just so the kids have a visual to show them how much they've improved in any given subject (i.e. when Timothy's getting frustrated with his math, I can go back and show him how much his math has improved and it makes him feel better), but I don't have enough storage space for that much paperwork.

10-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Thanks, everybody! I tore the covers off so we'd have some reminder of what they've done and THREW AWAY several workbooks! :cheer

10-24-2014, 04:45 PM
My kids prefer the 'end of the year, report already approved' bonfire method.

10-24-2014, 06:15 PM
My kids prefer the 'end of the year, report already approved' bonfire method.

Ooooh, fun!

10-24-2014, 08:14 PM
My dd still reminisces fondly about the first time she got to throw her own math workbook in the trash. She'd love a bonfire.

I keep all of their creative work, none of their workbooks.

10-24-2014, 08:32 PM
I only keep the end of PACE test. I use A.C.E. curriculum.

10-24-2014, 11:06 PM
I kept my DDs math workbook. My son colors in it to do "his math" :)

Firebird Rising
07-14-2015, 02:00 PM
I have way too much stuff in a bin somewhere and I think I'm gonna toss it when I get the chance...I feel overwhelmed by all of it and since one of mine is in school now, I definitely don't need it...

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07-14-2015, 07:17 PM
I kept my DDs math workbook. My son colors in it to do "his math" :)

I usually toss them but I like this idea so much I think I will steal it.

I keep most of the creative stuff but not the stuff with right and wrong answers. I might keep a page or two of a workbook if I really want to, but not usually.

07-14-2015, 08:04 PM
I do that, or let the littles cut them up. Horizons always has cute illustrations. I also do that with handwriting without tears. They like the drawings and I figure it is cheaper and more enviromentally friendly than buying them a bunch of junk workbooks at the dollar store;):rockon

07-14-2015, 09:16 PM
I had a mom say that she let's the kids have a bonfire at the end of the school year and burn workbooks ;)

07-14-2015, 09:19 PM
William wants proof of work, so I'm going to start taking pictures of work pages and uploading them into Evernote.
I'm falling in love with ever note

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Lady Grey
07-14-2015, 09:25 PM
I'm in a non-reporting state and I still have a hard time throwing out workbooks lol. However, my shelves are getting full so this thread should motivate me to get rid of some of it. :yes

07-14-2015, 09:26 PM
I don't keep any of them.