-rubber cement & binder clips OR binding machine & binding material (wire, coil, or comb)
**Make sure your "scrap" paper does not have any identifying names or information on it. Those papers should always go to the shred pile. I use leftover classroom papers.
Rubber Cement Method
Step 1: Cut your paper to the size of notepad you would like to have. Some suggestions: 4.25 x 5.5 or 5.5 x 8.5.
Step 2: Put all pages together and put binder clips near the top.
Step 3: Apply rubber cement to the top edge of the paper stack. You will need to apply about 5 coats and let dry in between coats.
Step 4: Take clips off and use.
Binding Machine Method
Step 1: Cut your paper to the size of notepad you would like to have. Some suggestions: 4.25 x 5.5, 5.5 x 8.5, or 8.5 x 11.
Step 2: Put all pages together and punch your paper on the side you want to bind.
You don't need a large machine. Maybe you have a small for scrapbooking and crafts. They work great for small notepads!
Step 3: Attach binding material to your paper stack and use.
What to Do with These Notepads
*notes on your desk or small group table
*keep at computer stations for students to jot down notes, websites, scores, or work out math problems
*put together 1/2 page or full page "scrap notebooks" for students to use in math (easily stored in a folder)
*use new paper and give as gifts