As a former cart teacher, some habits have stuck with me over the years. I learned to be very efficient and organized.
Problem: I needed a way to organize student notebooks and work that I can easily take with me if needed.
Solution: I bought crates to put hanging folders. I have a crate for each class period, color coded of course! I put any extra handouts in the main folder for absent students. Each student also has their own to put their notebooks, projects, and assessments.
They like it because:
~ They can quickly find their folder
~ It keeps all their past assessments so they can study at the end of course
I like it because:
~ I have a record of their work and progress
~ I can easily take a crate if I wanted to
~ Easy to change folders when students switch at the end of courses
~ It takes up less space in a classroom (less than a whole shelf or file cabinet drawer)
~ I pass them on to other language teachers if a student leaves me
How do you organize student notebooks and work?