I have half-inch, one-inch, one-and-a-half inch, one-and-three-quarters inch, two-inch, two-and-a-quarter inch, and three inch binders. This is crazy! I went to see Rosemary, the Woman-Who-Knows-All and runs our school (Shhh, don't tell the Principal/Superintendent!) She told me that I was measuring them wrong! I was measuring the outside spine of each binder. Here's the video she directed me to:
I had been measuring them the wrong way. I went back to my classroom to measure them correctly. Here is what I found:
This is my half inch binder.
It's actually a tiny bit bigger.
A spine that measure half an
inch wide fits this perfectly.
This is a one-inch binder on the
inside. I have several. They vary
on the outside spine, however.
Some will fit a spine of one inch,
but others need it to be 7/8 of an inch.
This is a one-and-a-half inch binder.
I have several and they vary from a
spine width of just under 1 1/2 inches
to 1 3/4 inches.
My two-inch binder is closer to 2 1/4
inches. The spine that fits is best is 2 1/2
inches wide. I know, right? Couldn't
this drive a person right over the edge?
So. Even though I now know how to measure a binder's capacity, I still can't find a set of universal spine sizes. This is just a teeny bit disconcerting for someone with perfectionistic tendencies.
Tune in next time to see if I figured out what to do. Because right now, I'm baffled. And bothered. There's a word for that: befuddled.