My students love their poetry journals! Each student in my class has a regular 3-prong folder in a designated color. We don’t ask for these on our supply list, so I just watch the sales to see when I can get them cheap! I don’t like the 3-prong plastic folders because they are extremely hard for my first graders to open by themselves. (I even have trouble.) I use these labels so when I tell my students to take out their poetry journal with the crayons, it helps them distinguish between all of the other folders. Every time I introduce a new poem, we add the poem to their poetry journal sometime during the week. The copy of the poem that I give them has no pictures, so that my students can illustrate the poem with their own meaning and creativity. We use highlighters to find our word wall words. Their poetry journal stays in their book browsing box to read when all of their other work is finished. This also makes a great literacy center activity or independent learning activity! Use Avery template 8163 or Office Max OM99062 White Shipping Labels.