I originally found this on Pinterest - but I can no longer find this pin.
I am cheap. I admit it. It is ok. The original pinner used a cutesy folder and label maker. I on the other hand knew that this was a 'rough draft,' and didn't want to use a $5 folder for the first try.
First, decorate the folder. Not necessary, just because girls like it cute. This is the backside of the folder.
This is just a cheap manila folder that I had in the classroom
I printed all the classes, and glued the paper to the inside flap of the folder. At the top of each flap is a piece of magnetic tape (with another strip on the other side too)
This is the front side of the folder. You can see I have cut the front slightly shorter - not necessary to do. I cut the folder into 9 equal strips, one for each subject.
Hanging on the wall. As a subject is done for the day they can flip up that flap. I have visual confirmation that Language is done and don't have to ask a hundred times if they finished or not.
- I will not use a cute folder, the manila is just fine for me.
- I will not trim the top - it was unnecessary.
- I will also use Velcro instead of magnetic tape. This is mostly because I am now out of magnetic tape and Velcro is super cheap.