It comes down to a plain old folder. Folders with prongs or brads in them allow the students to put any type of paper in them and can take it out and put more in anytime they want! Also, having a folder that has pockets allow the student to put loose papers in them instead of everywhere else. I find it is a win, win! This is my 4th semester doing the folders and I have not had any problems!! Yay!!
So, one of the only materials students need is a folder and we spend the first two weeks decorating it!
We first decorated the name pages, which the only guidelines were to: include your name and fill the space.