Keep classroom communication organized with these take home folder ideas from teachers.
If you don’t have the cubbies or space to stack your folders, then take it vertical with this kind of system. Now this is an awesome use of space!
SOURCE: The Coffee Crafted Teacher
Don’t let the “bulk” of a binder dissuade you from using one as your take-home folder. This blog, Teaching with Haley, explains why a binder has been a great solution for this teacher. She gives step-by-step instructions on how to make the home-school organization easier.
SOURCE: Teaching with Haley
Shop 3-Ring Binders
4. Reading Folders
Now you can send books home with students and feel confident that they’ll come back on time and in good shape. All you need is some folders, labels, and a little bit of velcro. Take a look at how this teacher figured out a good reading system for her classroom.
SOURCE: What the Teacher Wants
5. Milk Crate Organization
We’ve seen different versions of this system…from keeping the classroom organized to having a place to store graded papers. We like it for keeping take-home folders organized, too. It keeps it all in one spot, and students can pick it up at the end of each day.
6. Put it Front and Center
Here’s another idea we want to steal and modify! Instead of putting take-home folders in a desk or another place that could get forgotten, how about putting them on the front of your students’ desks? With some velcro magic, you could easily install these. Then they can easily add things to the folder throughout the day.
SOURCE: 2nd Grade Sandcastle
Shop file folders
7. Mini Mailboxes
If you have the space and funds, then pick up a few sets of these plastic drawers in the organization area of your local store. They are easy to move around and decorate. Plus, there’s enough room to put a take-home folder and all that extra paper that piles up during the week.
SOURCE: Learning in Wonderland
8. A Borrowed Idea
Sometimes the best ideas come from the most ordinary places. This is the case with this next one. It takes a dish drying rack and turns it into a folder organization system! Genius.
SOURCE: Create Teach Share
How do you organize and store your take-home folders?
About the Author
Stacy Tornio is a freelance writer with a focus on education. She's an author of nearly 20 books, including many educational family titles. Nearly everyone in her family is a teacher. So she decided to be rebellious and write about teachers instead.