People in my life would maybe say that I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. Once I make up my mind, there’s no going back. Remember how I recently made a family binder and Post-it Note grids? Well that started an organizational kick. Finally. It only took 30 something years, but I am feeling the need to organize. Phew! Part of my organizing kick included this back to school binder.
First things first, I bought different colored binders and created a simple cover for each one. Below I shared a generic version so you can add your child’s name to it.
I wanted a grade printable for my almost 2nd, 6th and 8th grader. Originally I was just going to have them hold it for a picture but then I decided it’d be fun to have them write what they were looking forward to or hoping for in their upcoming year around the grade.
These days my 6th grader is not a fan of traditional smiling pictures. Instead I get this:
After I took her picture, I put that printable grade into a sheet protector and it’s at the beginning of her binder:
Next I created an “All About Me” sheet for each grade. (see printables below) I added the picture of Julia into it and had her fill out the sheet. I plan on having each one of my kids fill one out at the end of the year too. There is a spot for a 4×6 picture on this sheet.
In this school binder, there are several sections. The idea is to have one for each child so that all of their important things can be in their binder. This binder can carry on through the rest of the grades. Some of the sections are: homework, artwork, grades, and calendar. Sadly for her, Julia carries on her mom’s not-so-organized trait. One of the things I’m determined to teach her this year is to keep better track of things. To help with that, I made a calendar and punched holes to add it to her binder. She can pencil in all of her important assignments and things she needs to remember. I want her to start junior high next year as a much more organized and responsible student.
I’ve done all the hard work creating the sheets, you just have to click below! Grab a binder, some sheet protectors, dividers and school supplies at any store and get to it. Now is the time to do this when there are SO many deals for supplies. I found several posts on deal sites sharing school supply sales (ie this Back to School Stock Up Worthy post). In some cases you can get stuff for free. For free people!! And if I’m sharing these for free…..then the whole thing is free….and you really have no excuses. Right? Right. If I can tackle this project, anyone can.
As always, all printables are for 30days subscribers and personal use only. Thank you!
The following printables are 8.5×11.” Make sure to check your printer settings when printing.
GENERIC BINDER COVERS:
Just write your child’s name on the line and you’re set.
Boys Binder Cover
Girls Binder Cover
ALL ABOUT ME PRINTABLES:
Here’s a generic version of All About Me if you want to make copies to use in future years!
You can get the all new Student Binder for 2016-2017 here!
Looking for other ways to get more organized? Check out my Family Binder and Accountability Binder with lots of printables too!
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Student binder printables can help students keep all of their important school and class information organized, setting them up for success from the moment they head back to school!
The student binder printables are baaaaaaccccckkkk! 🙂 Over the past few months, one of the most common questions I have received is, “When are you going to update the student binder?!” Well, I’m thrilled to say that it is here! Since last year’s binder was such a hit, I didn’t change much on the original version, but I did make a few little additions that I think will be helpful AND I’m offering a second color scheme that is perfect for boys (or for girls who prefer blue to pink)!
I’ve had a lot of requests for printables for students over the years, so a few years ago I finally took the time to create a whole binder full, and now you can have some bonus printables to add to this year’s binder! (And if you’re not a student, there are still some of these that you could use too, so don’t run off just yet! 😉 )
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Before we jump into the binder tour, here are a few of the items you’ll need to put together your student binder:
Student Binder Tour
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The first thing that any binder needs to have is a pretty cover, and this binder is no exception! I made it bright and colorful with plenty of room for the owner’s name and/or contact information. I printed my cover out on white card stock just to make it a little sturdier.
Next, I was sure to include a class schedule. You can keep track of what class is happening when, where, and with whom with this simple printable!
I then divided the binder into a few sections to keep everything neat and organized. The first section is planning, of course!
You know I never create a binder without including a goals page! I am kind of obsessive about goals because I really think that they work! Whether you’re a student or not, it never hurts to write out a few of the things you’d like to accomplish over the next year. I’ve also left room to write out some action steps you can take to get yourself closer to your goals.
Everyone– students and otherwise– can always use a monthly calendar. This one includes July 2017-December 2018 for over a full year of pretty planning! And if you’re thinking even further ahead than that, I’ve included undated calendar pages so that you can create a calendar for any year you want!
Another printable that everyone could use is this two-page weekly planner. Each day is broken down by hour to make it easy to use time blocking or just keep a close eye on your schedule. There is even room at the bottom to set some goals for the week and make notes.
If you want to go even more in-depth, you can use the daily planning printable, which has even more room to schedule your time, make note of people you need to contact, and keep track of miscellaneous items in the notes section.
The final printable in the “planning” section is a daily routines printable. Sometimes it’s helpful to clarify which items need to happen each morning (like packing a lunch or filling your backpack), afternoon (like finishing homework or doing chores), and evening (like picking out clothes for the next day or planning the next day’s schedule). This little printable can help you do all of those things!
Now, everyone probably won’t need all of these different printables for planning their time, but I wanted to make sure I provided a bunch of different options so each person could choose the printable or printables that would work best for them!
There are sooooooo many details to keep track of when you’re in school, and the next section of the binder is devoted to just that.
I know I was always overwhelmed on the first day of class when I would get my syllabus from each teacher and immediately be bombarded by assignments and test dates. The next two printables– an assignment schedule and an exam schedule– will help organize those things so you never miss a deadline.
If there is one thing I’m thanking myself for as an adult, it is that I was an avid reader from an early age. I know I’m a former English teacher, so this is expected from me, but reading is so, so, so important! This reading log makes it easy to keep track of your minutes/pages read.
I divided up the next section of the binder into the different subject areas and included the same few printables in each subject tab.
First, I included a grade tracker. It’s never fun to get to the end of the quarter or semester and be surprised by your grade, so this printable will help you keep track of all grades along the way so you know exactly what to expect. There is a column to list each grade, and then one to keep a running total on the far right. Print one off for each class and get tracking!
Next I added a simple-but-pretty notes page so you can keep all of your class notes nice and organized. I would print out a bunch of these at a time to have them handy any time I need to take notes in class, make a list, or just get some thoughts down on paper!
My very last printable in each subject section is a project planner. All of those school projects have so many little details, and this printable is the perfect place to keep track of them all! (Plus it’s cute, which always helps! 😉 )
A Second Color Scheme for the Student Binder
Last year I had several requests from moms of boys for binder printables that weren’t quite so pink! As a fellow boy mom myself, I completely understood the need for more options for boys, so this year I created a second color scheme option that would work for boys or for girls who just prefer blue to pink!
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The student binder printables are simple, but when used consistently, they can truly help make your school year (and your life!) so much easier!
Happy organizing, friends!
The post above was updated on July 25, 2017. The photos below are from an older version of the post.
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