Folders

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  1. Jen84

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    I was hired for a teaching position this year and the previous teacher had written out the supply list. She asked for students to bring in six folders. Other than using one as a take home folder, I am not sure what to do with the rest of them. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
     
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    One for Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA? Then the other two I would use as a take home folder, then the last one could be a "back-up".
     
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    Possibilities
    1. Weekly graded papers/ reports to go home one day a week
    2. Homework
    3. Homework (second semester when the first one is torn up, written on or outright missing)
    4. Projects/ unfinished work
    5. Writing process
    6. Portfolio
    7. Subject folders such as word work, spelling, reading, math, social studies, science if you don't have spirals or composition books for those subjects.
    8. Absent work (A separate folder other than the homework folder helps parents know this is work that needs to be made up.)
    9. Library/ books read folder
     
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    I had the following for my second graders last year:

    - spelling folder
    - writing folder
    - reading group folder
    - math folder
    - take home folder
    - optional: extra personal folder to keep in desk

    Some other teachers in my grade level had privacy folders that students decorated with markers and stickers and used to keep their papers private during tests.
     
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    What grade level?

    Also, if they aren't plastic, it is feasible to go through 6 per kid as a daily take-home folder. The don't last and they get lost.
     
  7. OneBerry

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    I was about to say something along these lines. I would consider having each student turn in two of their six folders, use only four of them, and then after Christmas pull out the unused ones and replace whichever folders are in worst condition by then.
     
  8. Jen84

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    Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas!
     
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    Just to add on that, in a previous position I held, many teachers had folders for Writers Workshop and the students would decorate the folders at home with pictures of themselves/stickers/etc and this was used all year.
     
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    I love this idea!
     

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