Folders and Notebooks

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  1. IndyJo

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    I'm working on my class supply list and I thought of a question to ask you all: how many folders and notebooks do you have your students bring, and how are they used in your classes? Thanks!
     
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    Unfortunately, my school just cut down or list and then sent out the wrong one to the parents! So I have had to buy more supplies than ever.
    Anyway, our kids (second grade) need the following for these purposes:
    1 composition notebook for writing journals (the kids decorate these to personalize them).
    4 folders for math, science and social studies, reading centers, and writing (published and drafts of writing)
    4 spirals for reading journal, spelling notebook, math (we do Today's number in them), and an extra.
     
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    Hi, IndyJo! :)
    My teaching partner and I ask our 1st and 2nd grade kiddoes to bring the following:

    red folder = reading
    blue folder = math
    yellow folder = social studies
    green folder = science
    2 wide lined spiral notebooks (70 sheets), any color = writing journals
    1 pkg. of wide-lined filler paper
    1 ream of computer/copier paper

    I buy green spiral notebooks for students to use as their science notebooks. I also buy blue 3-prong folders to use for their weekly mail (take-home folders).

    Would love to hear what you decide to put on your supply list. :)

    Take care ~Jaicie
     
  5. IndyJo

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    Thanks for your tips. My students will (as of right now) need three notebooks: science, reading and writing. Also, I like the folders broken down into the subjects. I think that may be the easiest way for organization.
     
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    We have a folder called, "Home and Back" folder for students to take graded papers, papers that need to be signed, etc. home. I also put copies of their weekly agendas in them so the parents can view what their doing in class and make sure any assignments are done and sent back. I also decorate them with some sort of class theme. This year I found a notepad shaped like a backpack and printed a catchy phrase on it. I glued it to the front of the folders and will laminate them to make them last longer. Just an idea that works really well for our district.
     
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    This could be a dumb question, but how do you laminate pocket folders?
     
  8. Sarah Leigh Ann

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    It's easier if you get the pocket portfolios (folders w/o prongs). If you open the folders and run them through the laminator it will laminate everything but the inside of the pockets. You can then run a kitchen knife along the pocket to open it up or an exacto knife. I do the same thing with envelopes.
     
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    Oh, thanks. You don't cut through the outside by mistake?
     
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    Nope. You can even use just a pair of scissors since it's so easy to cut.
     
  11. IndyJo

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    With the notebooks, is there a preference for the composition ones? I am thinking about those, but I know they are a bit pricey yet sturdy. Any advice?
     

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