Back to school time can send a shiver down any parents spine. It's not the packed lunches or rushed mornings we fear- it's the pile of school books to be covered!
After a couple of years (and lots of tears) covering books with contact paper I decided to invest in some re-usable book covers.
But I am curious to know, what is the best way to cover schoolbooks? Do teachers have a differenct perspective than parents? Do you let your children influence your decision? Or does your school have any special rules?
I like those premade plastic covers you can buy that you just slip the book cover into. It saves having to redo them every term/year. My Mum used to save pictures from old calenders that I would put inside clear plastic covers so my books were decorated with beautiful landscapes.
This is a good question. When I was at school everyone in my class liked to draw their own doodles on their exercise books. Some teachers were happy for you to do this, but our maths/physics teacher strictly prohibited it, and you got told off for doing so. I once drew a picture of Albert Einstein writing EMC2 on a chalk bored, and he got angry. I think teachers like this really spoil the fun of learning.