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    Question Do you cover your kids school exercise books?

    Hi Melbourne Mums

    Do you cover your kids exercise books at the beginning of the year?

    What do you use? Have any of you tried those 'slip on covers', thoughts?
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    I would if DS's school gave us a booklist. DS attends a public IB school that is more about communal sharing and hands on learning.

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    So do you never 'see' any books Nomia? The books just stay in class?

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    Ds doesnt bring his books home. We pay a resource fee and they supply everything so Im guessing they are covered at school.

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    I use brown paper & Clear contact plus I put a picture they like on the front and a book label before covering with the contact...The kids books are still looking pretty good and it's almost the end of the year. Tried the slip covers last year and they lasted a term and I had to re cover them over the holidays They were pretty expensive too. Hope that helps

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    Never have, don't see the point of putting myself through the stress lol. My eldest is in year 5 and 2nd is in year 1. The only books that would need it are homework books but they come home in a satchel so I found it not necessary. It has never bothered them at all.

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    We don't cover them at our school because our school covers them. They like the kids to do artwork that covers their books on the first day because the first day is usually a wasted day getting to know each other and organizing seating etc.. This has been the case every year and dd1 is in year 4.

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    I use the slip on covers from spencil. Have lasted fine so far (dd is in year 1)

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    unfortunately our school likes the kids to do their own coloured cover sheet in the first few days of school - then sends the books home to be covered.

    You end up with a weekend or just a night to cover all the books (must be in clear contact)

    I use the slip on covers for her homework book, and they are great. Wish we could use those for all the others

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    We never see them either. We pay a fee at the start of the year, and used exercise books are sent home when they are full or at the end of the year. I don't think the school covers them either, they seem to last fine in the kids tubs.

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