I have been teaching 1st grade for 12 years. I. Love. It. Teaching and learning are two passions that I have. What a better way to learn from others than from blogging! There is no better feeling than knowing I have inspired a child.
In the past, I have made file folders, hanging folders, or binders for each child's important papers, samples of their work, etc...This year, I discovered a much easier method: an accordian file. I put the students intervention folders, important forms, samples, etc...in (by ABC order). I can quickly pull the materials out, if necessary, and I am not wasting 20 folders. This accordian file can be re-used for several years, as I am not writing any names on the tabs.