If you are anything like me, you have tons of TPT resources and completely forget what you have until it's too late. Many times I take the time to sit and look at my files and I find something that would have been perfect for a reading lesson...that I taught three weeks ago...Well, I finally sat down to organize my TPT files and made my TPT Binder. There are about 100 files in this binder. Want to know how I fit them all in? It was super easy!
|I covered my 2 inch binder using 12x12 scrapbook paper, which I cut it down to the right size.|
I printed out my files, every page, but reduced the pages to a fraction of the size. I didn't even know I could do this! Using this method I can fit about 16 or more pages of a file on ONE single sheet of paper. This way when it's in my binder, I can quickly glance through it and see if there is something there for me to use.
Each file is labeled with the name of the author, the title of the file, the subject area I would use it with, and on the side is the price. This label will come in handy when I need to quickly find a PDF or if a co-worker needs to know who created it and how much it costs. Now I can quickly tell them about it.
Now that all my files are in ONE binder, I can use it when lesson planning without having to open 100 PDFs. Just in case you are like me and don't know how to do this, you can take a look at the picture below so that you can see what you have to look for when you want to print more than one page on a sheet of paper.
The next thing I made (and I am so proud of) are my fonts! I think I have become a font-a-holic, so that is what my file is titled as :) I made 15 fonts and decided to put them up on TPT. I created these because I was having a hard time finding fonts that were easy to read by my kids. There are some just for fun ones on there too. It's priced pretty low already, but I also have put it on sale 20% off for this week. If you purchase these, I will be updating and adding collections to it and you will be able to download them for free. They are for commercial and personal use, so you can use them as you'd like.
Take a look below for a peek, my favorite is called "Little Architect." You can pick up a set HERE.
labels I used for my TPT binder? You can get them for free by clicking on the graphic below:
Ok, now it's your turn to show us what you made! Make sure you link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics!