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.