Independence Folders will be Accordion-style folders with tabs, or 3-ring binders with tabbed dividers - it may be based on student choice, maybe not, I haven't decided yet.
|This is even fancier - I think it was|
sold at barnesandnoble,com
|My "fancy" plastic accordion-style folder |
that I use for handouts and homework
They will be kept in a special place in the classroom and will always be accessible to students - I will make sure that my Sub Plans state that students have access to them, especially if they are in a not-obvious spot.
Independence Folders feature self-directed activities that cover subjects we are studying. Students will be required to complete a specific number of activities per subject per quarter, some activities may be required, and some optional.
They will include [specific] website exploration with a related recording sheet/log; math drills; charting weather, health, growth, milestones, special events, number of books read; science experiments; etc.