O.W.L. Binder Assembly

O.W.L. binder assembly

One of my favorite things I began this year was my O.W.L. Binders. O.W.L. stands for Organized While Learning. Thanks to Pinterest and other blogs, I got started at the beginning of the year, and they have become an incredible STAPLE in my daily routine. Here’s my O.W.L. binder assembly strategy.

The kids act incredibly responsible with these binders, and every single thing I need for parent communication is in one area. I will continue this throughout my teaching career (unless something better comes along), but in all four years of teaching, this is by far the best parent/teacher communication strategy I have had.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

Here are all my kids O.W.L. Binders together. The binder covers I sell are found here…

Own binder covers

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O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

Now off to my O.W.L. Binder Assembly

Start with 1-inch binders and divider tabs.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

Here’s a closer look at the front of the binder. The kids loved having their own colored owls. On the first day of school, all they wanted to do was talk about their colored owl on their O.W.L. binders.

Section 1:

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

At the front of their binders is we put their homework planners (which get signed every night).

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

First things first, in my O.W.L. binder assembly, we start with our table of contents.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

I had to make sure I gave students and parents their responsibilities at the beginning of the year. They signed their “contracts,” which students learned was their promise to check it every night and to take care of it.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

Here is the parent section.

In this section, I have my rules, procedures, class list, class schedule, etc.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

I put a big envelope in the Parent Section to place checks, book orders, doctor’s notes, etc.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

Section 2:

OWL Report

Newsletter and other weekly notes

Newsletter and weekly notes

Part of my section 2.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

Section 3 of my O.W.L. Binder Assembly:

  • Homework
  • Spelling Lists
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Charts
  • Vocabulary Study Guides
  • Any additional homework for the week
O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

Spelling homework is placed here.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders

My weekly homework for the week…

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Example of behavior section

Section 4:

Behavior Section

Behavior section example

This is in the behavior section, and it is our daily behavior recording sheet. You can find it in my owl behavior chart pack on TPT. Click the image to check it out.

Behavior chart

OWL-themed Behavior Chart

I highly suggest you try this out next year and follow my O.W.L. binder assembly strategy. I have found a great improvement in my kiddo’s responsibility for their student material.

For more content on how to organize your classroom, check out this post on my morning routine.

O.W.L. Binder Assembly (organized while learning)- help keep your students organized with these OWL binders
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