Homeschool curriculum can get expensive. One way to save money is to reuse your curriculum with your younger children. If I want to reuse a workbook that my older child is currently using I have them complete the assignments on a separate piece of paper. This technique does not work as well with younger kids who sometimes get mixed up with the questions when they are using a different sheet of paper.
For my little kids I use a piece of transparency film or a page protector and place it over their worksheet page. They use a marker to answer the questions on the film and then I check their work and record it. When they are finished they clean off the page and use it again the next day.
The only problem with this technique is that you have no record of their work. Depending on your state, you might need to show a portfolio at the end of the year. If that is the case you can use the method for worksheets you will not be submitting with the portfolio. You could also have your child use this technique for worksheets but take the tests on a regular piece of paper so you have a record.
This idea works great for math facts pages and handwriting practice.
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