I’m joining up with “Monday Made It” over at 4th Grade Frolics!
Today I wanted to share with you my new anecdotal reading binder that I have gotten ready for next year! I know it seems early, but I had wanted to make some changes in it and I thought I’d share! First of all, I want to share parts of an earlier blog post explaining my thoughts about my system–so here goes!
(From March) True confessions . . .
I am a terrible organizer. TERRIBLE! I have spent 40-something years being pretty on the ball and pretty good at keeping things in my head–schedules, appointments, meetings . . . all in my mind. Something has happened! Either I am getting old (GASP) or my life has gotten more complicated!
Today as I was taking status of the class I realized how much I am going to have to change if I am ever going to get good at tracking data for RTI. Keeping my “stuff” in my head isn’t going to cut it!
One system that DOES work pretty well for me is my status of the class calendars. I keep tweaking my system, but overall I have managed to maintain the system for a number of years. Here is how I do it. . .
First, I have a calendar for each student. I used to use a class list, then I went to a page for each student, then I went to a printed calendar–now I use a calendar that only has Monday – Friday so the squares are larger for note taking. I keep these all in a binder.
So . . . what did I do? I updated my files and tweaked my calendars and started making my new one for next year! I also made a new binder cover and spine and a bunch of other stuff! Check out some of the photos–and note that I was working OUTSIDE! It was so beautiful here today!
|Adding my new cover sheet to my binder!
|Cutting the spine label . . . I went with the blue one!
|Ta da! I made the spine labels wide enough that you can cut them to fit even the chubbiest binder!
|Check out one of the yearly planning pages! I haven’t started filling them all out–but I wanted to print them and get them loaded into the binder!
It’s super easy to do–and anyone can do it and tailor it just how you like it! The sky is the limit! I have to admit that I was so excited about it that I worked it into a product in my TpT store . . . and then I got motivated to revamp my reading logs . . . and then I bundled them together–so if you don’t have time to do it yourself, you can check out mine.