Teachers do take home folders in many different ways. I usually have two different folders that the students take home. One is their daily folder which includes homework for the week, a behavior calendar, student's work to keep at home, printables of basic skills that students should review when they do not have homework, parent handbook and more. The other is a Thursday folder which includes any flyers from the district or the school.
As I was working on the contents of the take home folder, I thought that this is something that I want to share with you today. Even if you do things a little different, these printables might come in handy to you at one point or another. If you are able to use these and would like the rest of the contents for your own student folders, make sure to come visit my Kinder Alphabet blog. I will be posting additional resources for these folders as soon as I finish them:)
So this is what I have come up with so far:
1- Label for the cover of the folder. Any name label should work just fine. I like this one because you can add student name or picture in the top box and then write the teacher's name in the bottom box. When you laminate these labels, you can also make extra blank ones. This way, you will have them ready for new students. I use packaging tape to apply them to the front cover of the folder or binder.
2- Basic Skills Chart: You can probably trade-out this one with new skills as the year progresses, but this is the one that I like to use at the beginning of the school year. Students can review these basic skills on no homework days like weekends or holidays.
In the mean time, feel free to download these homework folder printables by clicking on this picture. If the picture is too large to view in google docs, make sure to click on download so that you can get the complete files. Enjoy!
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