Monday, September 6, 2010

Teacher Gift: Student Info Folder

Hi there friends,
Hope you're enjoying this beautiful Labor Day Holiday (those of you here in the states).
Today, I've got another teacher project for ya. It's something I use in my classroom & love! I use it to jot down quick notes on students while teaching & working with them. I love it because I have info on my entire class in one organized place.

It's very easy to do & uses basic office/school supplies.
You'll need: 1 file folder, 5x8 index cards, & some tape
Here's the cover:
For the cover, I used the Simply Charmed Cricut cart to create the notebook page. (OMGoooosh, this cart is awesome!) It's got the cutest images that cover every holiday & major event throughout the year. If you love Doodle Charms, this is the cart for you! I deleted (hide/contour) the little smiley face that's on the page so it would be the blank notebook page. I cut out the letters from the Varsity Letter cart. The cute image is Teacher Honey from CC Designs. To finish it up, I added a little hand paper clip to the top corner & pen details along the edges.

To get started, you'll need to adhere an index card beginning at the bottom of the folder with a piece of tape as shown:
Then add the next one the same way lining it up with the red line- adding a piece of tape to cover the card & the folder. This will create a tab and will allow you to easily flip a card & write your note.
Continue the same way:
until you reach the top:
You will use 11 cards --->This gives me 10 spaces for students & the top page is there just to hide the info for the first student from sight (privacy).
Do the same thing to the other side. If you have more than 20 students, you can use the smaller index cards in the same way.

All that's left to do is write students' names on each tab.
Like this:
I usually do 1 side for boys, 1 side for girls & in alphabetical order by first name- that makes it easier for me to find a student.

Sadly, these gorgeous examples of the male specimen are not in my class- they are just examples. Plus, in my class, Johnny would come first :)

Huh? You haven't heard of Alexander or Joe??? (I KNOW you know my Johnny---> emphasis on the --->MY<---. Well, Alexander & Joe are THE hottest vampire & werewolf found on HBO's True Blood. So... now you know I'm Team Eric & Team Alcide!!! How can you ask a girl to choose???


Meet Alex: AKA Eric- oh so cool!
Meet Joe: AKA Alcide- oh so hot!
Swoon...These guys rule! speaking of which... that brings me to today's prize going into the teacher bag o' gifts:
One of my most fav tools- Tim Holtz Design Ruler!

Hope you like today's project & the little extra eye candy I threw in there! ;)
Thanks for peeking!


  1. This is a great idea! I'm going to make these as soon as I see how big my kids classes are! Thanks!

  2. Another great idea! I'm not a teacher, so I am picturing this as a recipe booklet.

  3. what a great idea! the heartbreakers weren't a bad thing to see first thing in the morning either. :)

  4. I love this idea. I too want to make as soon as I find out how many kids are in each of the kids' class this year. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. This is so cute! I think I will make one for my sister. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Another fun teacher gift. I can see how this would be so useful for a teacher. Gotta agree with you, can't choose a team on True Blood, gotta love the vamps and wolves! Great photos of them both!

  7. what a great folder idea that any teacher could use

  8. This is such a great idea. I'm not a teacher but this comes in very useful for everyday things too. TFS.

  9. What a neat idea, especailly for the beginning of class and getting to know your new students. Thanks for sharing

  10. Very nice... i'm talking about the project of course hehe. This is such a great idea. I have so many file folders laying around just waiting to be altered. Thanks =)

  11. I think this folder idea is totally great and can work not only for the teachers - I'm so going to make it for myself :)

    You are so funny, Karli! But can't believe you didn't post a picture of Johnny. I had to google him just to get my daily Johnny fix :)

  12. Hi Karli
    Great idea, not only for teachers, thanks for sharing... love it!


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