I went to a workshop this spring where they talked about having writers notebooks. I have never used one, always a writers folder. The kids decorate them, keep all of their writing inside, but I clean out after each unit. I am just not sure how a notebook would work for such little kids. Does anyone NOT have a writer's notebook??? Does anyone have a folder instead? P.S....we are moving towards bal. literacy in my school....hence the push for a writer's notebook.