Got Paper? Get Goos(e) Paper

Save paper and money in your classroom by having students use G.O.O.S paper when completing non-assessment tasks from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

If your school is anything like mine paper is at a premium, but your students visit the lined paper box daily. 

To solve this dilemma many teachers at my school have a GOOS (Good On One Side) paper box. Students know that anything that requires paper, which is not an official note or good copy must be done on GOOS paper.

I call it goose paper. The sticker on my paper box comes from my regional recycling depot and prominently features a Canadian goose on it.  It is amazing how much GOOS paper one finds when they start to look for it. 

Where do I get my GOOS paper from?
  • extra photocopies (sometimes I make errors when I try to do fancy things with the photocopier)
  • extra notices from the school (I always seem to get more flyers than students)
I could never give up GOOS(E) paper because I like saying the name too much. 

Can you make the switch? Use only GOOS paper in the classroom unless it is a formal assessment? 

Let me know in the comments how you conserve paper in your classroom. 



Save paper and money in your classroom by having students use G.O.O.S paper when completing non-assessment tasks from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

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  1. I love the acronym! The Hawaiian state bird is the Nene Goose, so I could definitely adapt this for my students! I use goos paper all the time! It's pretty much the only thing I put through my printer at school. It doesn't matter what the master copy looks like, because I then copy enough for my students. If I have too many copies, the extras go in the goos pile! I'm seriously going to start calling it this! ;)

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