Debbie at Rainbows Within Reach is having an organize your classroom linky party! If you are wanting to get organized this summer, you will want to join in the fun! All kinds of organization will be represented. My organizational topic is anecdotal records. 🙂
Anecdotal records…written records on how students are doing, notes on student progress or areas of weakness. So valuable to me as a teacher on many levels. I like to keep records on my students and how they are applying the skills they are being taught each week. I want to know what they know and how they use their skills. It also is a valuable tool when parents come in for conferences…especially when they just drop by and you have no chance to pull your thoughts together on that student -those are always a bit tough to be able to speak specifically about that student if you have been caught by a drop-in parent. 🙂 But with my anecdotal record keeping, I am prepared for this and can demonstrate to parents exactly what their child is doing and when. Also, very good for lesson planning too. Here is my anecdotal notebook. Love the blue! My favorite color- I like it when I can find things to use that are more just plain.
(Blue is my favorite color too.) Your system looks great! I love Marie Clay and her running records. What an easy and informative assessment to use. Priceless!
Forever in First
LOVE THIS! That color blue is a fave of mine, as well. You are SO ORGANIZED. Jealous right now! I wish I had 1% of this organization. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.
A Year of Many Firsts
This is great! I have something similar for my guided reading groups:) its always good to have everything at your fingertips especially when it comes to communicating it with parents.
Wow, definitely an inspiration to me, especially since moving to Kindergarten. Thanks!
The Daily Alphabet
I used to keep paper records on my students' progress in reading and writing, but this year I started using Confer, an app on my iPhone (can also be used on iPod Touch or iPad). It's been so useful to me. I can pull strategy groups in a snap thanks to this app and I can't say enough about it! Here's my post where I talk about it a bit more and link to the site: http://abcprimary.blogspot.com/2012/02/apps.html
Thank you Tammy-Marie Clay's running records are so helpful!
Lyndsey- thank you! I have so many students that organization is a must!
Thank you Tammy SF and Angela! Records do help with parent communication. 🙂
That app sounds great Angela! I will come to your blog and check it out! Thank you!
Thanks for commenting on my tongs activity. It was really fun and the kids enjoyed it. I hope to actually get it back out this week (it was actually a couple weeks ago we did it) and see if they are still as interested!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom
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Thank you so much Literacy Math Ideas! How nice of you to do that!
Mrs. M says
I LOVE this post!! I am a huge anecdotal record keeping fan and love seeing how others keep track of their info. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Bobbie! I would love to see your anecdotal record keeping too!
LORI!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for adding this post to the round-up of all things organizational! I know that this is simply awesome and every additional person who comes to this post will be appreciative. I hope some new readers hop over as a result of your linking it up!
It's so good which could serve as a guide for me to keep students records.