Ive been using sturdy plastic green folders for as take home folders for the past few years. I tell parents this is to be used as our main source of communication, notes, money, homework, newsletters, school office papers, etc, all come and go in it. I empty them each morning and fill them each afternoon. I have heard of using 1 in. binders instead, with a special spot for certain things, like a zipper pencil case for money, a certain pocket for newsletters, a pocket for take home books, etc. What do you use and LOVE and how successful has it been? THANKS!