help with new idea for upper elementary moose folder

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  1. dbelmo

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    I love the concept of the MOOSE Binder for the elementary (younger) but I am a 6th grade teacher in a middle school and I think I can utilize a modified version.

    I would like to use a three prong two pocket folder and maybe a few sheet protectors inside to seperate my items.

    How is this for the title of my folders......

    IPOD --- I'm Prepared (&) Organized Daily

    at least my class can have thier "ipod" in school.

    comments please

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    Oh! I like that...A LOT!! Great idea!! May I borrow it, PLEASE?!!!

    :)
     
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    I love the name IPOD! I'm interested in hearing how you would use the MOOSE folder in upper grades.
     
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    Sure you may borrow it... I am trying to develop a logo for it!!

    I was thinking of Left side---- Sign and Return/notes from home/$due (book orders, year book, pictures, etc) etc.

    Right side Stay Home, put on fridge stuff.

    IN between with sheet protectors menus, policies, etc.

    BUT if I can get cheappy binders I might get folders with 3 holes to use as the pockets.

    Everything is still a work in progress so I am up for suggestions.

    TIA

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    I like the name.

    I can tell you from experience, however, that regular paper prong folders will not hold up for this purpose. You will want to buy at least 3 per student, and will need to replace them a couple of times during the school year.

    Also, if there isn't a separate pocket for homework, then everything will end up getting all muddle together. You really need a seperate pocket for notes home, homework, and things that go home and stay home.

    The sheet protectors part will be fine, so long as they aren't things you need to replace often. When you use sheet protectors in prong folders, they pinch down on the sheet protectors and make it very hard for students (or even for grown ups) to take sheets out and replace them.

    After two years of being frustrated by regular prong folders, I switched to binders. They just hold up better.
     
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    THanks for the suggestions-

    Do you think that the poly binders (staples 25 cents) will be ok-- or do you think I should request a binder on the back to school list?

    My Back To School night is 1 week before school starts so this information will be given then--

    dbelmo
     
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    Love, love, LOVE the iPod idea! If it's ok, I'm going to use that, too! I was planning to use STAR binders (students that are responsible), but your idea is 100x better :)

    I think the Staples binders will hold up ok. Honestly though, I don't have a choice. I refuse to pay more, and I don't think we can send out supply lists :/

    I'll be thinking of logo ideas, or other themes to go along with this.
     
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    Am new to this....how exactly are the binders set up? Thanks! :)
     
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    They may or may not hold up, but they will be better than paper folders. I've found that if one of my binders falls apart during the year, parents typically go out and by a new one to replace it with. They seem to feel more responsibility for a binder.
     
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    :confused:What is a MOOSE binder? Is it a binder that travels home everyday?
     

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