The last few years, I used a team pencil boxes to hold the color pencils. This year I invested in plastic slider pencil boxes and color pencils for each of my students. This was by far my best investment ever. The students' guided notes are printed back to back and kept in three-prong folders.
I have created all of the Math 8 Common Core Guided Notes for my students. They are designed to be filled in and color-coded by the students as I explain the concept. These type of guided notes are effective because they are not very time consuming and the students are able to use them as a valuable study aide. The color-coding helps the students to see the connections between the vocabulary and the diagrams, and this helps with their understanding of the math concepts they are learning.... :o)
Here are examples of my students taking guided notes this year.
Here are examples of my students' Interactive Math Notebooks. The first page is A Letter to my Students. Then they have the Collaborative Team Roles, Problem Solving in Math &Writing about Math and the Student Friendly Standards for Mathematical Practices.
Here are examples of my students' Interactive Math Notebooks and their color-coded guided notes.