Saturday, July 7, 2012

binder covers (free and editable!)

I am always in awe of you teachers who are so organized. You know who you are. My word, how do you do it? A big goal for myself this upcoming year is to stay organized. I always start off the year with my desk nice and tidy; however, by mid-October, it is a big ole’ mess covered with papers that need to be graded, filed and recycled.

So, this year I’ve promised myself I’m going to make a more conscious effort to put things in their place right away! To help myself accomplish this goal, I’ve created these sweet (and functional) binder covers. I figured, the cuter they are, the more likely I will use them. Plus, I like that even though the designs on each cover are different, the colors all go together nicely.

If you are anything like me (or if you are one of those teachers, but you’re in need of some binder covers to stay even more organized than you currently are), please download these binder covers for free. (I apologize I don’t have any multi-cultural clipart for these covers. I’ve had a very hard time finding any multi-cultural clipart besides Scrappin’ Doodles. Any help would be appreciated!)

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If you’d rather personalize your own binder covers, you can download an editable version (I’ve saved these blank pages as JPEGs) at my TPT shop. All of the covers you see above, plus these are included in the editable version.

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Click here to download an editable version (meaning you can add your own text and clipart):

What tips and tricks do you all have to stay organized?

53 comments:

Lucia13 said...

they are very cute and colorful.Thank you for the download.

Lusine
Enjoy Teaching English

Rachel said...

I am also trying to get organized this coming school year. Love the binders! Thank you!

Mrs. Plum said...

These are wonderful! Very kind of you to offer as a free resource! (And I totally know what you mean about organization!)

Sarah
There's No Place Like Second Grade

Steph said...

These are great!! Thank you so much for offering them as a free download!

Lisa R. said...

Lyndsey, these are amazing just like everything that you make. My goal is to also be more organized this year!! Thank you so much. You are so sweet! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Lori Rosenberg said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Thanks so much for the great share!

ΡΌ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Jayne Gammons said...

So stinkin' cute!! Love them, Jayne
http://www.abcsofreading.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

I just got some of that clip art! Your binder covers are awesome!! :)
Thanks!
❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First
sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

Sarah Paul said...

Thank you for sharing! These are great!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Stephanie said...

I know exactly they type you are speaking of. I know because I am so not one of them lol. Being more organized is my goal every year too!! This is an excellent freebie :)

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

MsGinGrade3 said...

Thank you so much for posting these. They are wonderful!

Tarita said...

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Tarita
Papers, Pencils and Books, Oh My!

Dede said...

These are great! I'm really attempting to stay organized this year, and I agree about the cuteness of things! Thanks so much for sharing!

Dede @ 1stgradeevents.blogspot.com

Shanyn said...

These are really super cute! Love them!

Shanyn
Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

Holly said...

You and me both!!! We can do it!!!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Lisa said...

Love these! Thank you for posting them as a freebie!

Mrs. Barksdale said...

They are so cute! I love keeping binders organized. I can't wait to use a few of these now! Thanks! :)

sweethoneyin2nd.blogspot.com

Crayons and Curls said...

Love these covers! I sooo need to organize myself and these will sooo help! Thank you! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Ginger Snaps said...

I adore your binder covers!! =)

Ginger Snaps

Jen said...

Thank you so much!! I need these really bad!! :)
~Jen
Jen's Kinder Kids

Courtney Bartlett said...

These are adorable Lyndsey! Thanks for the free download! I'm working on organizing my files into folders so these will be really helpful.

Swimming into Second

Mrs. M said...

I'm so glad I came across these as I was in the process of re- doing my binders. You've saved me a whole lot of time!! Thanks!!

Color Me Kinder

Megan Grindstaff said...

These are super. Much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute!! Thanks so much!! I'm a follower now!

Mrs. Sheehan said...

These are so adorable! Thanks for offering this for free!
Maribel

Cynthia said...

I am new follower #429! Ha! LOVE your design style and all the awesome freebies! I am a binder fanatic and will put these to good use. Thank you!

Jessica Heeren said...

CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing! I want to become more organized, JUST so I can use these. :)

Jessica
Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

Nicole said...

These are AWESOME! Thank you for the free download! :)

Nicole
A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

luckeyfrog said...

Thank you so much for making them colorful and simple, and of course for sharing them! :)

Jenny
Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Heather said...

I'm a binder addict:) Thank you so much for sharing. These will be perfect for what I have planned for this fall.

Kristin Young said...

These are AH-dorable. Thank you so much for sharing!! :) I'm a new follower & look forward to swapping ideas with you!!

http://littlemissglamourgoestokindergarten.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Thank you for the free download these will help so much and thank you f also addressing the multicultural clip art!

Danielle
dnll.brown@gmail.com

Ashley Sanderson said...

I love these binder covers!!! How did you make the part that you write on (the white part) over the paper? I love JW Illustrations that you used. Did you find that there too?

Ashley

ashleysanderson1@hotmail.com

flyinghighinfirst.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

I am not a teacher, is there anywhere you could put this download for us who aren't teachers? I could still use these in my craft room! Sandy

Leigh Anne said...

I love these & can't wait for the new school year just so I can put my new binders with their cute covers to use. Any chance that you have these in a size that would fit the binder spines? Thanks!

FourthGrade Flipper said...

I LOVE these! I used one for my binder to keep track of student's independent reading. I blogged about it for my Monday Made It (will post tomorrow). Thank you!!
~Holly
Fourth Grade Flipper

Carol S. said...

You are so awesome to share these! I have seen a lot of binders out there and have to say that yours are my favorite. Thanks again!

sspeller said...

Your creativity and generosity to share so freely is amazing! Thanks again!

Abby said...

LOVE these!! Thanks for sharing them!

Abby @ Third Grade Bookworm

Miss. MacKenzie said...

Thanks for sharing these really cute binder covers. My binders could use some TLC.

Shannon Chaffin said...

These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I am going to use them to make new cover pages for my home management binder. I will post a link back when I share my hmb on my blog. Thanks again!
www.creativelifedesigns1.blogspot.com

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Shelly Sitz said...

Thanks for sharing your cute binder covers! It save me a ton of time.

Shelly
Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

Susan said...

I am having trouble finding your binder covers without pictures in them on the TPT web site. These are too cute to not find and use, so when you get a moment :0 will you give me the exact thread link so I can find them please? Thanks

 
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