I have seen many posts about the different binders used as communication between school and home. I used them last year for the first time and they were a HUGE hit. I did have to invest my own money so I was a little concerned about students loosing them or ruining them since the year before I felt I was replacing homework folder every six week if not more!! I did not use a 3 ring notebook, but instead found the 3-prong poly folders at staples for 49 cents which is much cheaper than most places. These held up ALL year long and not one student lost or ruined it!! The parents loved them and so did I, helped me to keep things going home and coming back from home more organized.
So last year I called them S.T.A.R Binders (Students Taking Awesome Responsibility). This year I am going with a animal print theme and might change it up ... here is a website that I found to be helpful for finding different Binder Acronyms.
As soon as I find a new name, I will be sure to post pictures of the new Folders and the components!!