...our students OF COURSE!
How many of you try to keep those kiddos of yours organized? A messy desk makes me cringe. Papers shoved in every desk corner makes me want to scream! The moment my students step into my classroom on the first day of school, they are armed with organizational tools.
First up...COLORED FOLDERS!
These 3 folders are life savers for my students and myself!
The TAN folder is used for each student's daily WARM UP packet. The packet is given to them on Monday. Each day they enter the classroom, turn in their homework, and pull out their warm up folder. They know to work on the next page in the packet without any questions. This gives me time to take attendance, respond to notes or email, and get themselves settled independently.
The YELLOW folder is their WRITING folder. Any time we are working on a writing piece it goes in here!
The RED folder (my favorite) is their UNFINISHED work folder. Any work that is not completed goes into this folder. It's bright and bold and RED, so they can't miss it. When they finish their class work, they pull out this folder first to see if they need to complete anything. On Fridays, (if I remember) any work that is not complete goes home with a note for completion over the weekend.
I love the endless possibilities with the color folders. I can add a new colored folder at any time. I have recently added a green folder for fluency practice, as well.
If you don't already use colored folders in your class, I hope you will give them a try and see your students' organizational skills soar!
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