My first year teaching, I put all the workbooks in desks before school started. All year long, my kids had trouble tearing out the pages. I wasted so much time taping pages back together. If I told them to tear out page 235-236, we would spend forever FINDING it and then somebody would always end up with the wrong page torn out or torn in half. It was terrible!
Now I make the ultimate sacrifice to save class time. At the beginning of each school year, I tear out and sort all the pages. This is a HUGE job! I start by tearing out all the pages in a set of workbooks. I then sort all of the pages and paperclip them together. I file the pages away according to the week they will be used. This literally takes me hours and hours and HOURS, but all year I am happy that it is done.