Staples is having it's annual super teacher sale! This week they have folders for ONE cent each. At the end of every school year, I take an inventory of which folders I need and then pick them up during this great sale. I know that some teachers let their students bring in their own folders. However, to make my life easier I like to color code based on the subject. For example, reading folders are purple; writing folders are green; math is red, etc. This way students aren't rummaging around looking for a folder. I can just say, "Take out your GREEN writing folder." Eventually the kids identify the subject with the color. It's a lot of folders to buy out of pocket, but this sale helps. And it helps my sanity :)
Click here to view the sale: Staples Sale
Here's a list of the folders I use in my classroom:
Science/Social Studies (combined into one folder)
We keep the homework folders in the front of the room for easy access. Morning work and math stay in a cubby at their desks. The rest of the folders are kept in the back of the room in individual numbered cubbies. Once school starts I will add some photos!