Now, many of you are probably wondering: "What is a KOALA?" It is AMAZING!! In third grade at my school, we have a 3 ring binder for each of our students that contains their assignment notebook, take home folder, important information for families (daily schedule, school calendar, student birthdays, and explanation of KOALA), unit home links (Everyday Math Curriculum), and a practice cursive packet. The students take it home every night and it comes back every morning. It works so smoothly for all students, including students coming from divorced or blended families. Everything the parents/students need to know is inside their binder.
The binder is great for teaching kids organization while holding them accountable for all of their school work.