Thursday, June 27, 2013

Got Transparencies?

At the end of the year, when everyone was cleaning out and moving, I was offered lots of old stuff that others didn't need.  I hate to throw stuff away if there is ANY way I could repurpose it!  Well, when they offered me transparencies (write-on, copy and ink/laser jet), I couldn't resist.  My first thought was to cut something out using my Cameo.

A couple of years ago, I used them as dividers in my mini 3-ring binder.  So, I thought I would share pics of the mini 3-ring binder as well as a daytimer and a regular 3-ring binder.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!  I would love to hear comments and suggestions!

Daytimer - I cut the transparencies in half, then hole-punched using the Franklin Covey hole punch.

Mini 3-Ring Binder - cut transparencies to 6" x 9.5". To hole punch I readjusted my regular hole punch but you can use a single punch.

 Regular 3-Ring binder - used the whole transparencies and hole-punched as usual.


  1. My favorite way to use transparencies is to grade graphing assignments. I put the transparency over they worksheet/test/quiz and use a washable pen to create the key. Then I can just put the key on a student's work to check.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Peach Pod! That is a great way to use transparencies and I'm gonna have to "borrow" that idea this year!!! I have so many transparencies that I might even use a permanent marker and keep the answer key. Also, since my post, I have used photocopy transparencies to make small 2.5"x3.5" protractors for students to keep in a pocket (or key envelope) in the angle section of their interactive notebook!!