Privacy Folders

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  1. kacieann

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    I just use plain, manilla file folders. They usually last for two or three years.
     
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    Ditto. I get parent volunteers to make them for me.
     
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    I wondered about pizza boxes.(If I could get some.) Has anyone used them? I use folders, but even laminated they are a bit flimsy and fall often.
     
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    Those are the ones I want. I like how they are plastic, because the cardboard ones are sometimes uneven and fall over. However, I can't imagine spending almost $200 on privacy shields!
     
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    I use Saxon math, so I just use their "Math Office". I don't know if they have one in the other grades, but they do in First.
     
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    I used our Saxon "Math Office" folders as needed in my room. Second grade used them too.
     
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    I use two file folders to make one "shield" that we use for testing. I tape them together with packing tape, then have them laminated. So far, mine are going on their fourth year!
     
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    I wonder if you could get those boards used for science fairs and have Staples or Office Depot cut them in half.
     
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    I also made my own with file folders. I staple 2 together to be big enough to be private, laminate, and they last a few years. Easy for the kids to keep them in their desks also.
     
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    I saw mini versions of these at either Dollar Tree or AC Moore.

    They would be perfect privacy shields.
     
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    Luckily I got the really good stuff privacy shields through my school, but at my last school I cut off the long sides of cardboard filing boxes with an Exacto knife. They worked well.
     
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    I have the Really Good Stuff Privacy Shields also. I only have enough for half the class, so I just pass them out every-other student and rotate the next time we use them so everyone gets a chance to use one eventually. I love them and the kids love them too.
     
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    I got mine from LakeShore when my school gave me some shopping money (those were the days!) otherwise I wouldn't have spent that much $ on them!
     
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    I use file folders but those almost don't even make it through the year, much less 2 or even 4 yrs that others have said!! Maybe I should laminate them ... thats a good idea. I have issues with the students writing and drawing on them ....
     
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    In student teaching, my teacher had lamenated the file folders and they worked perfectly :) That way you can't really draw on them and they last a lot longer!
     
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    I have a set of folders that have lasted ten years and counting. I used legal file folders and used the thicker laminating film.
     
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    How do you get them to stand up? I'm thinking when you trim the edges there still an edge of laminate that would make it wobbly. Also do they fold well after lamenting?
     
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    I trimmed mine very closely. Before we used them, I folded mine up and put some heavy books on them to flatten them out. They fold flat and are very sturdy.
     

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