Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ongoing Assessment Tool

We're starting something new this year as a tool to monitor the students throughout the year. Each student will have a file folder where they can decorate the outside to make it personalized and inside will look like the picture above. The right side is based off of what The Sisters have in their "pensieve", but modified so that it is a little simpler. On the left are things that we will continue to monitor the students' progress in (letter/sounds, number recognition, counting, etc.). The hundreds chart is for when listening to the students count - circle how far they counted to. I like it because it lets the students visually see how far they counted to. 

I'm excited about this file folder idea because it lets anyone coming in to work with that student know at a glance how he/she is doing. There is a section called "all about me" where you can write what you have learned about that child - likes, enjoys, etc. so that another teacher working with that child will automatically be able to make a connection. I really wanted to make something that will not be seen as "just another thing to fill out" but something that you can actually use in small groups (math, reading, writing) and have all that data in one place. I plan on punching 3 holes in them and keeping it all in a binder. Anyhow, you can click on the pictures below to download the pdf and if you want the .doc file to modify that will be available below the picture. Hope you can use this somehow!

Version 1
Version 2



The fonts are from Kevin and Amanda - Pea Hollee and Smiley Monster. I also used a basic print one that was on my school computer - abcprint. 

26 comments:

A Day in the Life... said...

Thank you SO much for sharing this! I can absolutely use this, especially during parent teacher conferences! I plan on using a different color for each nine weeks! LOVE it! :)

Jon and Suzanne said...

These are AWESOME!! Thank you!!

Mrs. O'Brien said...

Thank you so much for sharing this idea! Just found your blog and can't wait to look around!

Crayons and Curls said...

Thank you for sharing these! And I love the idea of using a different color file folder for each nine weeks! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :)
Crayons and Curls

Jennie Jensen said...

Thank you for the neat idea. I teach preschool and was wondering if you could send me the form in edit format, so I could put preschool skills in? It would be greatly apppreciated!

Thanks!

jjensen@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

Martha said...

These are great...can't wait to put them to good use!! Thanks :0)

mpenn1010@gmail.com

kinderdi said...

Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your documents!

Nicole said...

How did you do that? Read my mind like you just did?! My idea was far too complicated; this is simple and easy to use.

Question: so each child would have their folder and you would keep the folders in a class binder?

So glad I found you! Thanks!

Nicole
The Kinder Kid

Judy Lau said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad y'all are able to use it.
@Jennie - the editable word documents are below the pictures!
@ Nicole - thank you! answer - each child will decorate their folder but I will hold onto them in a binder for me to use during small groups/assessment time. I do plan on letting them see it while I use it so we can celebrate successes together!

Markeeta said...

Have you read the book The Leader In Me by Sean Covey? The schools in that book use data notebooks that the kids fill in themselves. I had wanted to do something like that this year but was running out of time. Your file folder idea is perfect for Kindergarten to help them learn to track themselves. Thanks for sharing!

ATeacherAndABlog.blogspot.com

Judy Lau said...

Markeeta,
I've never heard of that book but I definitely want to check it out. I'm glad you can use this! :)

Kristin Young said...

SO much more manageable than papers to leaf through. And since I'm already using a folder for each kid...this is great! I found you through Pinterest and am a new follower. I've added you to my blog roll and look forward to sharing ideas with you this year! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

KLeBlanc said...

This is AWESOME and it will be so useful!! Thank you!

JessAnn said...

I'm so loving these! We are entering our 2nd yr of using The Leader in Me program. These will be great to measure growth! I love it! Thanks for sharing : )

Mrs. Geier said...

I came across your website will trying to design my own (as a first year teacher) and I love it!! How did you create this (through which website) and how did you customize it with your adorable header and background? Any suggestions would be great :) Thank you!

Judy Lau said...

@Mrs. Geier- I found a digital scrapbooking kit that I liked and designed it using adobe photoshop. I learned a lot from kevin and amanda's site (blog tutorials):
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/category/tutorials/blog-design

Hope that helps and good luck!

peg said...

love your idea but I would use it better if the letters were out of order, or in the order that we teach them. Also the numbers out of order too.
is this file editable?

Judy Lau said...

@peg - yes! the Word version of the documents are towards the bottom of the post.

ms. rachel said...

thanks for sharing, :)

♥rachel
http://teachingmelodies.blogspot.com/

Crystal said...

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing!

Mrs. Bailey said...

Love these! TFS My kindergarten team is going to start using these in our RTI folders.

Kim J said...

I tried viewing to print the pdf's and the versions were messed up and didn't look like the originals! Help! they are great and I'd like to use them!

Heather Fiddelke said...

I am not able to print them. everything is all jumbled up. Help!!

Judy Lau said...

Heather,
Are you trying to print the word document? If so, it might be all jumbled up if you don't have the same fonts. I'd recommend changing the fonts to something you already have. If you like it just the way it is, you should print the pdf version. Hope that helps!

Claudia Barrera said...

This is so helpful, I was struggling to find a goal setting form for this age.

Kinder teacher said...

I love this for parent teacher conferences! I tried to download the papers, but the formatting is all weird when I try. Is there a way to fix that? I'd love to use this!

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