Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cool "new" Trick

"I was born at night, but not last night." This was one of my assistant's favorite quotes last year. I heard her say it multiple times. Well, today I am saying it - only I need to change it and say that I must HAVE been born last night. I just learned something today that made me go "well duh, why hadn't I thought of that before".

Marking through my originals with a highlighter. I know I have lost an original or two and I know that I have accidentally given students my originals {{while keeping a student copy instead}}. But no more!!! I plan on forever giving my originals a slash of yellow highlighter. The highlighter won't show up on the copies and I will now be able to keep track of all my belongings!

I can't believe after 7 years of teaching that I am just now learning this little trick.


  1. OMG! Duh! I have NEVER thought of doing that! I usually wind up losing my original and printing another then finding the first original later!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. Some highlighters do show up. I started a few years ago highlighting across the very top of the paper. I love it!

  3. Well, hello! I've been teaching for 15 years, and I never thought of that! LOL Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi there!
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    Learning Is Something to Treasure