Danger! Math Journals in the Making!

Everyone, STEP BACK!




Yeppers...that's me at the saw.

I'm making my math journals...

but because the kids take an ENTIRE page for one math problem....

such a waste.


a few years ago, my friend showed me her trick....and ever since then, I've been cutting spirals,

or rather,

my husband has.

But this year, he told me to do it myself....

hahaha! me??

the girl nicknamed Grace...because I have none??

Well, after getting my instructions, I tried it.

And THIS is what happened...lol

I was so scared of the blade, I just slammed the saw down...

so I tried it again....

and this time, going much slower, I achieved perfection!


(a trick hubs taught me was to cut off the wire where you are going to cut...otherwise the wire snaps and "boings" out - plus he hates what it "does" to his blade...though I'm not sure what that REALLY is..lol)

*Please note, do not attempt if you do not know how to operate - saws are very dangerous!!

If you do not have one, or a hubs or dad or neighbor or uncle (etc),
Monica (from the Schroeder Page) took hers to an office supply store. Check out her post {HERE} on it.

What do I use the math journals for???
Check out THIS post to find out.

Don't forget - today and tomorrow everything in both my TN and TPT store is on sale!
and when you shop TPT, use the sale code!


Jordon, The Messy One said...

Too funny! I would have done the exact same thing to that poor spiral notebook. Great idea, too!!

Amanda said...

Oh, well done! I'm not sure I would have been brave enough.

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Lisa R. said...

LOL you did good girl!! I would have destroyed them all. =)
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Miss Nelson said...

I will definitely need to be going to Office Depot. I'm not even good with a drill.

Elizabeth said...

You go, girl :)

Lindsay said...

My nickname is Grace too!!! Those are so cute in that size!

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Marianna Dunn said...

oooo I love this! I've seen composition notebooks cut in half but I like the idea of a spiral notebook cut in half! Impressive work with the power saw by the way....power tools are the best! ;)

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Lilian said...

I heard that Home Depot will cut composition books in half if you tell them you're a teacher. I haven't tried it, but just a thought.

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Barbara said...

I'm impressed! Saws are scary.

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Swersty said...

That is so cool--what a great idea!
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pat said...

I have also heard that Home Depot and/or Lowes will also do it, sometimes for a nominal fee.

Pragati said...

Interesting post truly. Thanks for stuff.


Janaye said...

WOW!! I am wayyyyy impressed!! Way to go!

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Jaymi said...

Do you know what type of blade you use/used when you do this? I'd love to do it for my little 2nd graders, but I don't want to completely screw it up! Also, did you try doing more than one at a time?

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