My solution to this problem? Page protectors!
I have enjoyed this method for several years. First of all, they are SO much easier to store. I place them all in a bin, and they fit perfectly. Next, they are very durable. I have been working with the stack shown for about THREE years! Last, but definitely not least, I bought a pack of 50 for less than $10! Talk about "THRIFTY!"
This year, I am going to work on figuring out a solution to the erasers. We presently use tissues cut in half, but I feel like we may be going through them too quickly. I have seen poms glued to markers, towels cut into mini squares, $1 erasers from Target, and more. Do you have a great "eraser" technique? Please do share.
Your Thrifty Co-Teacher,