I must interrupt this mornings educational activities to ask a burning question...how do you keep the <insert bad word> teacher manual open? What happened to spiral bound manuals that would stay open? I open the manual to the correct page, place it on the table in front of me and as soon as I let go it closes back. It drive me crazy!!! I have bent the book backwards, forwards and inside out and cannot keep it open. Of all the homeschool struggles I was prepared to face, I did not imagine this would be the one that broke me (lol). Seriously though, HELP!...
My fave solution is to get the binding cut and the book 3-hole drilled then place in a binder. I did this with my Mystery of History and it cost less than $10 at Staples (it is a very large book), including the binder. I had some leftover tabbed dividers so I was able to use them to break up the sections and make it more user-friendly. A thinner manual would be less b/c they charge by the page.
Take your manuals to Office Depot and ask them to put spiral binding on it. It only costs a few dollars and is so worth the trouble.
I just sit something heavy on the corner of the page that wants to flip closed. A can or glass or something. Not a high-tech answer, but it's free and it works.
Maybe get one of those large black clips and clip it at the top of the book right in the center. I have done this with mid-sized books, but it wouldn't work if your book is too thick.
Or just clip the page you're at with some kind of clip or bookmark that holds the page then it is easy to turn to. I have thought of using a recipe book holder. I have also torn out whole books myself and punched them and put them in a binder. If you had older kids they could probably do it for you to save you time. Or do it while you watch a movie or something. So much easier to then take a few pages if you are taking a trip and want to get some work done.
hahahahahahaha sorry for laughing!!!
copy off what you need ?
I also recommend getting the book spiral bound.
I use a small post it note, hangs out like a tab. If I forget to move the post it well then at least I am close to the page I need to be at.
I have used clothes pins before..took a fee pages and just clipped in on the page I was at and when it did that nasty closing thing I could open it with out flipping through the pages..