Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Easy Access to Student Info {Tried it Tuesday}

Hi, bloggy friends! This is my 100th post!! Woo Hoo!! Thanks again to all of you who read this lil blog of mine! 

Since some of you still haven't started back to school, I thought I'd link up with Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried it Tuesday to share an organizing tip I'm loving this year! (Okay, so no matter what I try I cannot get the button to show up on my post!!)
One of my teammates was kind enough to copy some student information sheets to have parents fill out at Open House. The sheets were a half piece of paper from a really old Mailbox magazine. I usually have parents fill out a different, letter sized form and then put them in a binder, but these copies were already made and I was happy! 

Parents filled out the forms and then I wondered what I would do with that stack of little papers. Then, it hit me - binder rings! 

I punched two holes in the cards, made a cover sheet from cardstock (using graphics from Ashley Hughes), and a back from cardstock, and added some binder rings. I then hung it on a thumb tack on the bulletin board right by my desk. Now I have instant access to my students' most important information! 

I had some parent phone calls to make last week and all I had to do was grab this little book from my bulletin board and I was all set! 

This is portable enough to bring along on a field trip and includes emergency contacts for all my students! 

Do you have any tips on keeping students information organized and accessible? 


  1. This is a great idea! No need to dig through paper when it is hanging right there. Thanks for the tip!

    Congratulations on 100 posts!

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  2. What a fabulous idea! I'm always digging through my emergency bag when I need their info sheets! I'll add this to my to do list! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  3. What a great idea!!!! Thanks for sharing. Congrats on 100 posts!!!

    Carried Away in... K!

  4. That is a great tip! Going to have to try it out!

  5. Congrats on 100! I just realized with you saying that, today was my 200th! OMG!! :-P
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  6. Congratulations Courtney! I love book rings! Great tip!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  7. Way to go, 100 posts! I love this idea since I hate looking up student info in the huge binder in the office and always forget to grab my binder when I go!

  8. Woohoo on 100 posts! Great idea on the emergency contacts. I had parents fill out a form in Google Drive this year. I feel a little weird not having them write in on paper, but I think I'll survive...hopefully!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  9. I love this idea-- especially perfect for field trips! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on making it to the 100 post milestone. :)

  10. This is a wonderful idea for a way to organize all that parent information! So handy! Thanks for linking up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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