Category Archives: Skill Folders
Upon request, from a former SM Bulldog, here are the pages I use for my morning skill binders. I also include and change out several other pages at any given time. For example, I might type the children’s names out in a handwriting trainer font, print them out and have them practice writing their first and last names on a daily basis. I have also typed out my sight words list using the same font and had them practice matching words (draw a line to connect the words that match) or even have them practice writing them. I also have put in pages from workbooks, making copies for each folder, depending upon what we are learning about. If you have any other pages you would like me to make for you or that you have and want me to post for you to share, let me know!
I am unable to convert these to PDF (sorry!) because of the specific font I used–it doesn’t come out looking so pretty!
Just a note on how I make these (thanks to my dear friend and colleague Karen Berman for this idea!!)
I use a 3 prong pocket folder (assorted colors are fine, but when I did 1/2 day, I used a specific color for AM and one for PM) My friend Karen also attaches a short piece of sentence strip to the front and laminates the folder. She then can write the students name on the front in permanent marker and the child will use the same folder all year. I had their names seperate from the folders when I did 1/2 day, just so we could use any folder we wanted and it didn’t take a lot of time to find our exact one!
I put in no more than 10 sheet protectors (usually 5-6) because that would give you 20 possible pages (or 10-12). We use dry erase markers in various colors (part of our school supply list this year!!) and use baby wipes or tissues to erase.
You could also use some of the pages I made for binders as well for different practice. This would be great for addition practice, writing spelling words, tracing state outlines, KWL/OWL/TWL charts completed together, science labs, etc.
I use these to keep my Kinder. Kids busy and working while some of us eat breakfast, make our lunch choices, return our folders, library books, baggie books, and get unpacked for the day.