Spring Break is here and so are 3rd quarter report cards! The skills section use to take me forever to fill out. Now, I keep a binder (Dots, Desks, & Homework) to help me collect information on behavior, organization, and homework. It is also a great tool at parent/teacher conferences.
The binder has three sections and each one is a class job. The best part is that students collect the data for me! Yeah!
The first section is for behavior. I know a lot of teachers use Rick Morris' Clip Chart system and so do I. If you haven't checked out his FREE ebook you must! I have been fortunate to go to a conference to see him and he has a lot of great ideas!
At the end of the day students record the color they landed on in their agenda. It goes home each day for parents to see. The "Dot Manager" then records where everyone landed in the binder!
The second section is for organization. The desk inspector checks student desks during snack time. He/She records a check for clean and an X for a mess.
The last section is to check homework. Our VIP (Very Important Person) makes sure students have completed their work. I follow behind the VIP to check for understanding. The VIP records a check if everything is complete or writes what is missing. Work that was recorded during the week as missing must be made up at study hall on Fridays.
I can't remember where I downloaded this adorable cute frame for my binder cover. Please tell me if you know!
If you have a great way to organize data for report card time, please share by leaving a comment below!
Happy Spring Break!