Saturday, August 9, 2014

You Oughta Know About These Fabulous Folders

Well,'s back to school time again?! 

It reminds me of the Dunkin Donuts commercial where the baker mutters each morning, "Time to make the donuts. " The camera shows him going to work and coming from work each day and he eventually passes himself in the night. Don't we feel like that as teachers sometimes? As a result, we are continually searching for better and more efficient ways of doing _________. (Fill in the blank.)

Today I am linking up with Jasmine McClain from Buzzing with Mrs. McClain. She is hosting a Blog Hop called You Oughta Know. Follow the link at the bottom of this post so that you can add some new ideas to your repertoire. 

This link up is perfect timing for me because I have been assigned as a mentor to the new teacher on our team. I have tips on my mind that she would be so happy to know about. 

The first tip is about these fabulous folders. I discovered these  folders by Nicky's Folders a few years ago. Many teachers in my school use them for sending home papers and notes. 

They come in lots of colors. The metallics are beautiful!!

There is a clear sleeve on the front so that you can customize the folder. 

There is a clear sleeve on the back as well so that you can add a homework helper page or a weekly spelling list. 

And...they are supposed to last for a YEAR! That is a proven fact in my classroom.

There are also handy dandy CLEAR pockets inside the folder, which are perfect for small notes that might need to be delivered. 

As a matter of fact, I have a set of small notes that are ready to go. Click here to check them out in my store.

I usually copy several sheets of each page on different colors of paper, so that I have some ready at a moment's notice. I keep them in a drawer of a smaller plastic organizer.

This next set is a FREEBIE that includes a set of small notes that are actual rewards for the students. Nothing fancy...just Simple Rewards. The students love them! Check them out here.

So that is my tip for the day! Hop on over to the Blog Hop to find some great back-to-school tips and ideas. 

Have a great day!


  1. Replies
    1. They really are! Thank you for your comment and for stopping by!


  2. I have actually purchased these and they are AMAZING! Thank you so much for reminding me about these folders!
    Best wishes!

  3. Thanks for the comments, Jessica and Jen! I am thinking that I may need to buy extra for center-y type things.

  4. This is a great idea! I am going to share with a few teacher friends as we just talking about going through a bunch of folders throughout the year! Your mentee is blessed to have you!


    1. Thank you Tanesha! That is sweet of you. Actually I feel so blessed to have her! She has taught me lots about different technology resources that I had not used yet.

      Have a great year!

  5. This is a really great resource. Thank you for sharing. Teaching Science With Lynda

  6. I was so excited to find your post for the You Oughta Know Blog Hop, I'm your newest follower.
    My last school bought these folders every year for us, they lasted and lasted and lasted and lasted....they were great!
    I've pinned you too!
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  7. Hi Fern! Thank you for your comment. I agree that these folders are great!
    Thank you for following me! And for pinning me! I am following you on your blog and on Instagram!

    Have a great week!