This is what goes in my kids Take Home folders. I staple it to the inside left pocket. It stays there for the entire six weeks. I note their behavior and write notes back and forth with parents. It is also how I make sure they remember things like early release, parties, picture day, and PTA programs.
It isn't always easy to keep up with these every day, but I felt like I needed that communication with parents every day. It helped the behavior in my room. I need to find good stamps to note how they did. Last year I just used a marker to draw the appropriate smiley face. We will see what I come up with for this year.
I know that most people won't be able to use this because of different schedules, but if you are interested, just comment and let me know. I will send it to you in PowerPoint format so you can edit that dates and things to fit your classroom.
Behavior Chart 11-12
We are starting a new reading assessment system next year and I am trying to see how I am going to go about scheduling it. I went to a workshop our district set up with the literacy coordinator and she said that we need to assess the developing readers every 2-3 weeks. We are required to level the kids at the end of each six weeks. So I was trying to see where I can fit in the assessment of those developing readers.
I came up with this six weeks planner. I am going to use it to keep up with other things as well. The problem that I am running into is that this new system, the DRA2, is lengthy. It looks like it will be an awesome tool, but it is going to be difficult to fit it into the day.
I could probably do some during PE a few times a six weeks, but that is the time that I pull for tutoring. It get kinda complicated. When I sit down to schedule out time, there is never enough to go around. (sigh)
Anyway, I am trying to be super organized this coming year. I don't want to spend as much time at school. Last year I practically lived in my classroom. I don't want to do that this year. Let me know what you think.
Six Weeks Planner 11-12