Student Organization Binders help you start the year off right! I have used student binders since my first days in the classroom. But after finding these cute images, I decided it was time for an update!
I collected a supply fee at the beginning of the year that covered the total cost of these binders (about $8.50)
First, I start with the binders. I have always purchased them at Costco. The last I checked, you can get a package of 6 for under $7.50. The binders are very durable and will last the whole year.
Inside the binder
I wanted a spot for parents to slide notes and money in that would stay secure. So I added a zippered pouch. I usually pick these up at Wal-Mart and they run about $1.00 each.
I included an alphabet chart for nightly practice.
I included a word wall list for the year. Our class schedule was also inside the binder.
Then I had a poly folder that would help keep papers straight!
Here is a close-up of our newsletter. I also copied our weekly reading log on the back. In this way, I could be sure it was seen each week. As a parent, I know life gets busy… so I want to be sure the newsletter gets home. My students can help in this process.
SIDENOTE: I have ALWAYS included my cell phone number on my newsletters. I tell my parents, “I would rather have you call me if there is a concern or issue, than worry about something all night.” Teachers, have you ever worried about something and then it festers. For me, I worry and fret like a pro! Wouldn’t it be nice to just pick up the phone and talk to someone about it? And when it is your child, the fret can multiply. Wouldn’t you rather have them talk to you so you can reassure them than take it to Facebook? I have taught in a variety of schools with the full gamut of parent types. Like I said, I have always included my cell phone number and I have NEVER regretted it… EVER.
I liked to change the theme every so often so it would look fresh and new. So there are 22 different themes included in this packet.
We also have a calendar that I can add special dates, deadlines, and such.
Welcome parents and students
As soon as I get my student list, I send out these letters to the parents!
And these postcards go out to the students.
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