Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Take Home Daily Folders

I have always sent home a simple two pocket folder for the students to keep their homework organized. Last year I saw this post by the Clutter-Free Classroom and thought I'd give these Daily Folders a try.  They worked wonders in my classroom last year.  I used plastic three prong, two pocket folders and they held up all year long.  This is what the folder looks like:



My students bring these back and forth from home to school each day. It's something that the parents know to look for daily in their child's backpack.  This year I've decided to switch to a clip chart behavior system and added a plastic pocket for the monthly behavior calendar. Each day the students will color their level from the clip cart and the parents will initial the square that evening. I am hoping this helps some of my kiddos with behavior issues. The plastic pocket will make it easy for the kids to pull out the sheet daily. I found the Clip Chart Take Home Calendar here on TpT for free. I spent some time last week translating the calendars into Spanish for those families that need it. Also, the Daily Folder is only in English so last year translated the pieces to Spanish as well. Communication is the key with families!
If you'd like to make your own Daily Folders, these are the supplies you will need:
If you don't have the 9 " Xyron Creative Station, you need one! You can run your papers through the machine and it makes them permanent stickers.  Last year the pieces didn't peel or rip. Love this little guy! I use it for nearly everything.
I'm glad to check these little bad boys off my summer to-do list.


  1. Love. I heart everything you make, Kelly! I really, really do!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Do you sell the printables for the folder like the daily folder tag and name/number tags for the front?

    1. Hi Christina,

      These printables are from the Clutter-free Classroom. If you click on the link in the first paragraph it will take you to her TpT store. I have used these for the past two years and LOVE them!!


  3. Did you have a problem with papers slipping out of that kind of folder? I'm trying to decide if I should get those or the kind that have the "stay put" corner. Thanks!

  4. Hi! I love the set up of your daily folders! My parents are primarily Spanish speakers. Any chance you sell your translated versions of the folder and calendar? It would be a HUGE help as I prepare for next year. Thanks!