I just got back from Staples. Binding ran a little bit more than I expected, but not much! I had four books done (Greenleaf’s First Lessons in Numbers being the fourth one). Three were booklet-printed, and were $2.50 each, and the Greenleaf book was full sized, and cost me $3.00. Total cost for four books: $11.36. Not much more than Kinko’s had quoted me to print & bind ONE book. Now I need some decent sized labels, to put titles on the covers.
I decided on spiral–not comb–binding, and heavy colored coverstock, and they turned out very nice. Unintentionally I also ended up with a color scheme so that telling my various books apart will easy too. I wanted them different colors for this purpose, but now I think I will continue to have each book I bind follow the cover colors according to subject: Black-Math; History- Green; Geography/Social Studies- Blue; Language Arts- Red. Books in other subjects will be different colors also.
As a bonus, I also picked up two 1Gb jump drives for $7.98 each, a 2-pack of composition notebooks for 50cents, and two quad-ruled tablets (graph paper) for $1 each. Slowly I’ll whittle away at that school supply list. All of this stuff is for the high schoolers.
Now I need to get on Ebay and buy that expensive graphing calculator they insist the 9th graders have. She can use the one her sister used last year! 🙂 Ugh. Do you KNOW how much I HATE fuzzy math? :-[