We'll end with student records and any other tips you might have!
Here is how I keep my student records. This includes progress reports, student information, documentation, special projects, etc. I purchased this Desk Sorter/Organizer from Office Depot. I could have purchased online to get the one with numbers on the side, but I needed it right away. So, I bought the ABC version from the store and used post it labels to change the letters to numbers. In the front I have a list of my students by number so I can see who goes where. The best part about this is that it is not enclosed on the sides and it is expandable. I LOVE it!
For taking quick assessments, I am a HUGE fan of checklists. I have an excel spreadsheet with my students name on the side and blank columns. I often walk around with my clipboard, jot down the title of a quick assessment and record how they are doing.
During writing workshop, I have a different method. All it requires is large notecards, post-its, a binder ring and a pen. Here are some pictures:
When I walk around and conference with students, I jot down some things they are doing well and things they could improve upon. I go over this with the student as we look at their writing together.
That's all I have! This really has been a fun week, but entailed quite a bit of posting for me! Again, thank you to everyone who participated. I hope you found some ideas to take back to your classroom!
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