My students will have a 1/2 inch binder that we will call their "STAR" binder. This will be their lifeline to our classroom. It will hold parent-teacher communication, homework, important notes from the school, calendars, and completed work. This post will show you the outside of the binders. Next week I will post about the contents.
I did some research on the internet to see what other teachers were doing for older student's take home folders. I found that a lot of teachers had their students using binders that held lots of things. I compiled all those ideas and decided what would work best for my classroom.
So everything needs to be cute, right? The first thing I did was make covers. Here are the girl covers:
Here is a sneak peak into Part 2.
Contents of the STAR binder:
- Front pocket: papers that need to be returned
- Materials bag
- Notebook paper
- Sheet protectors for weekly newsletter, spelling list, school schedule, district calendar, and class calendar
- Folder for take home work