Here are examples of what my dividers look like:
|I love these dividers. They are circles and you can see more at a glance.|
|These dividers are ovals. I have one for the standards and the rest for each of th 6 six weeks in the year.|
- powerpoint or other computer program
- thermal laminating pouches
- 3 hole punch
- Create your labels for the dividers. I gathered some free clipart, made circles using the shapes creator in powerpoint, and added text. The best thing about this is that you can make these exactly how you want them!
- Decide if you want to make the actual pages pretty. I did for my teacher binder, but not for the content area binders.
- Print onto cardstock.
- Cut out the labels.
- Glue the circles or ovals onto cardstock pages. You will need to line up the papers as you go. You don't want the circles or ovals sticking up unevenly or spaced out unevenly. This step will be fast or slow, depending on your level of OCD. :)
- Use your iron and thermal laminating pouches to laminate the dividers or you can laminate them at your school.
- Trim the lamination and hole punch it.
You don't need to buy a laminator for home use. Just buy the thermal pouches and use your iron. It works great! I have been doing it for weeks.
Easy, easy! Now here are my files, but you can easily make these yourself.