Friday, June 10, 2011

Grocery List and Life Folder Details (freebie)

I had a few people asking about my 'life folder'.  So I thought I would share a bit more.  I'll just throw this out there before I proceed.  I adore monsters.  I love the cute ones for school and the scary ones for movies.  I love the monster clipart found at First Grade Teaching, Kindergarten Works, and Graphics by Ruth.

I simply use a 3-ring binder.  I am going to put this cover inside the plastic front.
Click the picture to download.

Inside I have a pencil pouch with a pencil, pen, post-it notes, scissors, mini stapler, and glue stick.

Next up are my monthly calendars.

Then I have these pocket type tabs.  I could not find the exact ones I have online but these are close.  I like using the ones with pockets for those things I need to keep track of that I can't/don't want to hole punch.

My first tab is 'notes'.  I stick my miscellaneous stuff and post - it notes in this pocket.
Next I have my weekly planner followed by my grocery list and tab for 'home'. I included in the download a blank copy of the grocery list and a copy of the one I use that has our every week items with some pictures for my 3 1/2 year old who is learning to read and loves to be in charge of the grocery list.
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Click on either picture to download.

Then I have my weekly planner again followed by a tab for 'school'.

Then I have my Project Planner Sheet with the Step by Step Project sheet behind that with another tab for 'home'.

Click either picture to download the project planner download.

Then I have the Project Planner and Step by Step Project sheet with a tab for 'school'.

In these tab pockets, I keep anything I might need to go along with the projects (receipts, pictures, etc.)

Right now I keep my extra copies in the back but plan to put them in sheet protectors and keep them in the back of the binder.

I hope this makes sense.  If you need the editable versions of anything (publisher) so you can change the categories, let me know.  Everyone is different and I had to create my own because everything I found online was just not quite what I needed.  I have no problems with people tweaking to fit their needs.

Let me know if anything needs clarification!


Miss J said...

Love how organized it is!! Great idea!!

Fern Smith said...

Thank you so much for your documents. I have always had one binder for school/home/etc. it helped to keep organized, but I never had such great forms!
Thanks for sharing,2011-2012 is going to be great because of you!
Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!

Lorena said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm always working on being more organized.
Little Treasures

The Playdoh Princess said...

Fantastic idea! Do you have a lesson plan form? I hate mine....

Jennifer Knopf said...

Wow I love this - I wish I was that organized, I'm afraid I'd make a binder like this and then forget to use it lol! But I can see how it would be a life saver to have everything right at your fingertips for both work and home! I think I will take a leap of faith and try it, hopefully I will surprise myself! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

BTW, I see you have a DonorsCoose project up, I'm having a giveaway fro a DC gift cards right now, stop by and enter :)