What exactly is a M.O.N.K.E.Y. Book?
They are the best means of communication and organization I have ever utilized as a teacher. It is a 1" binder that includes note paper for notes to and from home and a folder to hold work and items that need to be returned. It also houses the specials schedule, contact information and a monthly calendar that includes special days and due dates. The children learn responsibility to bring their book back and forth from school to home EVERY day. It is a rare occasion that a child doesn't have their binder with them as they line up at the door in the morning and they never lose them. I am not completely sure why, but my experience has proven that the families and children take better care and pay closer attention to the binder than they ever did when I had daily folders.
Come on over to Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business to find the answers to the following questions that readers have had:
- How are the books put together?
- Where do you store them?
- How do you make sure you see everything you need to see each day?
- When do you find the time to pack them for the children each day?