Our class will use a B.E.E.
Folder to help us learn how to organize our materials
and stay organized throughout the year.
What is an B.E.E. Folder?
an acronym for Bring Everything Everyday. These are 3-prong
together by the teacher that has everything students and parents need to keep up
with what is going on at school. No more wrinkled papers in the bottom of
our backpacks, lost notes, and no more
searching the house to find paper to write the teacher a note. Everything
is in one folder!
Why are they important?
The B.E.E. folder will help us learn how to organize our materials
and stay organized throughout the year! I hope that you will find it very
helpful in managing important papers from the school, lunch menus, newsletters,
homework, notes, etc.
This is a very important part of my teaching because it is a means of
communicating with you.
they be used?
morning the class will go through their binders as a group. Book order money
is collected during this time, important papers are turned in, and children will let me know
if they have a note from home.
Please see that your child returns their B.E.E.
The B.E.E. folder is
a great way to keep us both organized and encourage communication. It will
also encourage responsibility in the students and if any items are lost/damaged
during the school year, it will be the responsibility of the family to replace
those items. While we will be discussing the components of this binder in
class, please also discuss it with your child, reinforcing the importance of
staying organized to prevent any problems in the future.
Cover Page & Zipper Pencil Pocket
Money, Excuse Notes, Permission Slips, etc.
This is where you should put all money that is
brought to school (field trips, lunch, book orders) so it doesn't
get "lost" in the bottom of the backpack. This is also a good
place to put doctor's notes for excused absences. Students
should take the money out once at school to turn in to the teacher.
*Please do not use it for putting pencils, erasers, or any other
|Overview of the
Folder Detail Section
will find an index with information about what is in your B.E.E.
folder. On the back you will find the B.E.E. folder rules and don’ts.
It keeps you informed on your responsibilities for your child’s B.E.E.
Folder Responsibilities and Class Schedule
Here you will find our daily
schedule and on the back you will see the classroom rules and
Classroom Rules and Consequences
The behavior sheet will have your child's name on top
with the current month. I will put the color your child is on
for each day. We are using "Go for the Green" behavior stick
system in our classroom. The student is to change their color
stick if their behavior is inappropriate in class. If the
child stays in green for the whole day that means that he/she
had an Excellent day at school! If your child is in blue,
purple, or red at the end of the day, I will send a note to let you
know why he/she had to move his/her stick. If students
“choose” not to follow the classroom rules, then they also “choose”
to lose certain privileges.
Homework Packet and
Important Papers From School
first pocket you will find your child's homework packet. Homework
needs to be completed each night and returned to school in the same
pocket by Friday. Please make sure that you write your signature at the bottom of the
homework cover to verify that you have checked your child's homework and
it is complete. In the second pocket
you will find
important papers from the school. Please check daily, there might be some papers that may need to be
signed and returned to school the next day. Please remove and read
all of these papers promptly; they will keep you in touch with important
news and events that are happening at Robert E. Lake. This
pocket should be cleaned out each evening.
Reference papers that can be used to help
during homework time
homework helper I have placed certain papers that should always stay in
the binder. You will find: an alphabet chart, a 100 number chart,
word wall, shapes, colors, and
more. Throughout the school year I will be placing more helpful
papers in this section. Your child can use these if he/she needs more help
with certain areas of their homework.
Parent/Teacher Communication Log
Here you will find a section with paper to serve as
our family/teacher communication log. Here you and I will be able to
write special or important notes to each other about your child.
Please stress to your children that this is ONLY for the
teacher and parents to write in. Please tell your child
to let me know when there is a note from you in the log. I
will not have time to check each communication log for notes each
day. I ask that you leave any notes that we may write in it so
that we can look back and remember any communications we may have