OMGoodness, friends!! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in a while!!!! I only had a week and 1/2 to get my ENTIRE classroom put back together!!! We had construction over the Summer so EVERYTHING in our classrooms had to be taken down, boxed up and packed up! So, I pretty much LIVED in my classroom getting it ready and I started school on Wednesday!!! I made it!!!;)
Anyway~ I decided to create an organizational binder for each of my students this year and I am LOVING them!!! (I think the parents are too!;)
I first saw this idea at Fabulous in First last year! She uses the GO binder. Then, I saw Babbling Abby's post about her ROCKS binder at The Inspired Apple. Both of these VERY smart ladies had awesome ideas on how to put together and use the binder-so, I used them as my models for this project:)
At first, I was going to make a Jungle themed binder....but, after thinking about it-I decided to make a WARRIORS binder. That way, if I changed my classroom theme I could still use the binder AND if anyone else on my Kinder Team, or anyone else in my building wanted to use it-they could!
So, here's what it looks like:) It's a 1" binder with a clear window in the front. I made it so that WARRIORS stands for: We Are Really Responsible Informed Organized Reliable Students.
Not sure if anyone can use this Binder cover...but, if you can you can download it HERE.
Next thing in the binder is a clear pocket zipper pencil pouch. I like the clear pocket so that I can see if there is anything in it without having to unzip it. This pouch is where parents will put any money that will be coming to school for lunch, book orders, field trips, etc.
They have their folders right after the pencil pouch. The folders are for papers that need to come to and from school each day.
(Sorry my pics are sideways:( )
The next pages are our monthly school calendar, and our breakfast and lunch menus are in a double sided sheet protector.
After the lunch menu, I have an explanation of my clip chart behavior management system. This description is included in my Jungle Clip Chart Behavior System. If you want, you can check it out at my TPT store. (I also have a pirate themed version of the clip chart in my TPT store HERE.)
Jungle Clip Chart pack in my TPT store. (Or you can find it in a pirate theme HERE.)
Here's the back of the tab divider:)
After the tab-is where their weekly homework packets will be placed. I'm going to use the homework packs that Erin Eberhart and I created together. You can check out our September homework packs HERE.
Hopefully you found something here that you can use or maybe just some useful information on how to put together you own binder:)
I'll be posting some pics of my Jungle classroom soon!!! So, please stay tuned!;)