Bee Homework Folders For Second

What, you may be asking, is a S.T.A.R. Book? Well, in my opinion, a S.T.A.R. Book is one of the greatest ideas that's been shared with me! A very talented first grade colleague (Pam Cloonan) implemented B.E.E. Books (Bring Everything Everyday) in her first grade classroom several years ago and now all of our first grade teachers use them. She shared the idea with me and this is the first time I will be using these with my third grade students, though we are using the acronym S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Awesome Responsibility).

Quite simply, a S.T.A.R. Book is a 1 inch clear view three ring binder that houses every single item that a student will need to keep organized, and provide a way to keep parents well informed of classroom activities, responsibilities, homework, and goings on. A place for everything and everything in its place is a motto that I feel is very important to instill in a child. The S.T.A.R. Book is a way to foster responsibility and teach organizational skills. If your students have never used this type of organizational tool before it will be very important to use direct, explicit instruction to teach them the ins and outs of the S.T.A.R. Books. Parents are encouraged to check all sections of the S.T.A.R. Book on a nightly basis.

Bee books are organizational binders for students.  They replace the typical “take home folder” that is sent home every night and returned the next school day.  These folders include a wealth of resources for families to utilize, and they help keep students, parents, and teachers organized too! 

We store our Bee Books on a corner shelf.  The corner shelf was from Wal-Mart, and was found in the hardware section.  Its original design was intended to be used for storing rakes, shovels, brooms, and other garage items.  It works great as a binder holder, corner shelf too!  Students bring in their Bee Book every morning and store them there.  Students generally are trained to take out any notes, homework, money, and their leveled reader.  They then put them on the shelf neatly.  

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