This year, I decided to stick with the same color folder but add in a new component. I used folders with the brads in the middle, turned another folder inside out, hole punched it, and placed it in the middle of the yellow folder (I like yellow for a folder because it is bright and easy to find). I labeled the pockets with different words like homework, notes, reading log, and practice. On the outside of the folder, I glued on a cursive alphabet and stuck educational stickers on it. I then covered the folder in contact paper to help it last for durability. So far, so good.
I put the student's name on their folder. I took this picture as a reminder for students to take their folder and student planner out of their book bag each day.