Sunday, August 19, 2012

Update on STAR binders

Waiting to be assembled...
Earlier in the summer I mentioned that I was going to have each student use a 3 ring binder this year. It is going to be their "catch-all" notebook. I wanted to do another post about these, because I have changed a few things and they are all ready for my students to use. My wonderful mother and sister came up to school and put them together for me!

Getting the assembly line ready.
Let's start with the front cover.
I have copied these on colored paper. Girls have red and boys have blue.

You can download the pdf HERE or email me for the ppt version.

The front inside pocket will have these labels:


 You can download the pdf HERE or email me for the word document. I printed them on Avery 5160 address labels.


Then I will make them baggies to hold pencils and other materials. They are quick and easy. I saw the idea on Pinterest, where else? Just add duck tape or masking tape to the side of a sandwich bag, hole punch, and insert into the binder. 

My principal buys planners/calendar journals for all students grades 3-5 at our school. I have added those to the front of their binders.

Under that will be notebook paper for homework assignments.


Next are job applications and rent agreements for our classroom economy. I will be doing a comprehensive post about my economy this week. These papers will be turned in later in the week.



Behind the divider are individual copies of SuperSpeed 1000 and SuperSpeed Math. You can download the eBooks with instructions and pages to print at Whole Brain Teaching. We will be practicing both of these almost daily and students will need them to do their homework.




Our weekly newsletter, district calendar, Bonus Opportunities, Fines, Spelling activities, and 40 Book Requirement pages are in page protectors at the back.


 

I compiled these from others I found on the internet. Click HERE to download.

This was inspired by The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. Click HERE to download.

Students will hole punch and add a folder to the back of their binder for graded papers. On the outside of the folder we will put these labels.

Click HERE to download or email me for the Word version.

Those are our binders! 

51 comments :

Amber Leigh said...

Love the 40 book requirement inspired by the book whisperer! I totally might use that after I see my student's levels. Not sure about having my low ones read 9 chapter books. Keep posting, you have such great ideas!

Kellie said...

AWESOME job on these binders!! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Laura said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love, love, love! I've seen similar ideas for binders, but they were geared more for the lower grades, this one is fantastic for the upper primary/middle school age kiddies. The acronym STAR says it all for me, especially for the older ones! Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for sharing!!!!

Jenna said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog, and I LOVE this idea! I am using binders with my 2nd graders, but they aren't holding up like I wanted. I was just curious how yours were doing now that the year is halfway over? Thanks for sharing!! :)

Miss B said...

cool books, I do something similiar with my kindergarteners called world folders. How do you do the barcode scan for your site, that is so cool!

Emily Dahm said...

I have been reading your blog during every spare moment for 2 days! I have gotten so many ideas, I can't wait to try them! You are awesome!

Anonymous said...

How do you set up your text messages without having parents reply? That's pretty cool!

Becca Morris said...

I just posted about the text messages. It is called Remind 101!

Ashley Reeves said...

What a great idea!!

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Tracy said...

do you find binders super cheap anywhere?

Courtnee said...

I love the binders so much! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Dawson said...

THANK YOU! Your post served as my muse for my own binder system! I saw it months ago on Pinterest and just this week created my own! If you would like to see my middle school version, here is my blog about it: http://misslauraadventures.blogspot.com/2013/07/work-for-it.html

Thanks again!

Jenn Heintzelman said...

I'm not a teacher, just a parent but I LOVE your spelling suggestions. I have a soon to be 4th grader who struggles with his spelling. I am using these ideas with him this year. Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I know this post is a year old, but I would love to use your star binder cover if you are still sharing it. m2waldroptiffany@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome, just one of my pet peeves: Under your newsletter Hanby Happenings Star Binder: Your student will be bringing home... (since this is for the parents to read I would change it to "your childwill bringing home...) not your student.

Krystyn Richards said...

I am thinking about doing these binders this year. Thank you for sharing all of the things you are including in your binders.


Krystyn
Ms Richards's Musings

Anonymous said...

Is there an editable version of the "Star Binder" front cover?

Faruk Palash said...

I greatly enjoyed looking through your blog and found an informative one for sports related topics.

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Amy said...

Maybe I missed something in this post but I printed off the reading form for the kiddos and it only adds up to 38. Are the other two books optional? I love the idea. Thank you so very much for the awesome sheet.

Christie Kittle said...

I would love your PPT version of the STAR binder!

Michelle Ross said...

I've always struggled with the STAR binder system. I would please love a your power point/thanks - mross@wbschools.org

Maria Snider said...

AWESOME! Could you email the power point version? Thanks so much!!!:) msnider@pasco.k12.fl.us

Anonymous said...

This looks very nice. Would you be able to email me your ppt version. Thank you very much!! :) rockyrunart@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Job! May I ask you for a PPT version of your work in order to personaize it! Thank you.
brenda.jenkinsmarsan@peelsb.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your STAR binders! Would you be able to email me the PPT version? klklesh@yahoo.com
Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I loved the star binders! Can you please email me the PPT version of the binders? Thank you.. loved your blog!! yadi_salinas@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love your STAR binder! Can you please send me the PPT version? Thank you! :)
tigges.alyssa@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello! I absolutely LOVE your star binders! can you please email me your PPT version? Thank you and thanks for sharing!
angeletta_ike@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

LOVE! Would you mind emailing me the Word versions? Thanks for sharing and happy teaching. dmc07734@yahoo.com

Stacy Lawrence said...

Would love the word version of your binder materials. Thank you in advance. msmomza@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a great way to keep students and parents accountable for everything going on in the classroom! Please email me the PPT version of your homework binder. Thanks in advance.
jentzbj@yahoo.com

specialteacher said...

Love this! Already have all of my binders. Please email me the word version of your binder materials. Thank you!
macasey87@gmail.com

Erica Phillips said...

Hi! I LOVE your ideas! Would you mind sending me the editable star binder? Thanks! erica.phillips127@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love your binders! Can you send me your editable version? Thanks! glov3@aol.com

Karla Anderson said...

This is AMAZING! You're a rockstar!!! Could you please email me the editable powerpoint version. Thank you in advance! :)

Karla
karla5142@YAHOO.COM

Anonymous said...

Hello I LOVE the idea of the student binders!! Can you please send me the editable version of the binder cover?? Thank you in advance!!!!
Nina
nina.flick@killeenisd.org

Anonymous said...

I love your binder cover. Can you please send me the editable version?
hudson.amy@mail.fcboe.org

Amy Thorne said...

Hi! I am going to use this binder. I would love to get the power point. thornea@wcslive.com

True2This said...

Hello! I absolutely LOVE your star binders! can you please email me your PPT version? Thank you and thanks for sharing!
snuggsc@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the binder idea, can you please send me the power point version?
Thanks for the great idea! I can't wait to use it in my classroom! :)

kmdoyle81789@gmail.com

rosa contreras said...

Love this idea. Could you send me the powerpoint version to rosac2745@gmail.com

Robin said...

Hi I would really love the PowerPoint and Word version of the items listed above. If you would email them to me I would really appreciate it! My email is raba_lef@hotmail.com THANKS for Sharing

A'Linda Beebe said...

Could you email the info from above on your star binders? Thanks! abeebe@fuse.net

Patricia Rangel said...

I love all your ideas! My whole school requires our students to have a daily binder from Pre-k to 5th. I teach Kindergarten and this year I am doing a patriotic theme and I love your STAR Binder cover! Could you please email me the Powerpoint for the cover? Thank you! prangel2@saisd.net

Sue Dami said...

This is amazing. I love your ideas. Could you email me your ppt. Thanks! Dami5758@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Loved all of your ideas for the STAR Binder! I was hoping to incorporate something like this for my third graders this year! I would love to receive a copy of your ppt for the binder cover and newsletter if you have those still available! My e-mail address is ashleylavergne85@gmail.com. Thank you!!!

Janie Tyre said...

Awesome work! I would love to incorporate this into my 3rd/4th grade combined class. Would you please email me your ppt file? janiectyre@gmail.com
Thanks again for your help!

Janie Tyre said...

Awesome work! I would love to incorporate this into my 3rd/4th grade combined class. Would you please email me your ppt file? janiectyre@gmail.com
Thanks again for your help!

Angela said...

Hello,
I love all your ideas! Thank you so much for sharing! Do you have the classroom economy docs in a ppt or word format? If so, would you please share? Thx in advance.
awi5209@gmail.com

grade4 said...

I would love to have the editable binder cover! b_corvin@hotmail.com

Katie Doyle said...

I would like the editable binder cover in ppt form. Thank you! kmdoyle81789@gmail.com

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