Thursday, May 18, 2017

Essential Forms for Teachers

Hi Y'all!  I'm sharing some essential forms that have saved me this year.   Yes, there are only 9 days left in the school year but... there you have it.  I've been really reflecting on things that worked and things that didn't.  These forms are things that totally worked for me and helped me track my data all year long.

There are 9 forms included (a double of the call log sheet so you copy front/back).

Reading Intervention Progress Monitoring Log
Running Record Log (for a single student)
RTI Goals & Data Overview
Reading vs Listening Comprehension Tracking Page
Guided Reading Group Form
Guided Math Group Form
Reading Interventions (with pre-assessment, intervention tracking, and post-assessment data)
Math Interventions
Contact Logs

Click over to my TPT store (Kindiekins) to grab your copy!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Writing Goals Clip Chart K-12

I think it has literally been over a year since I've blogged about anything.  I'm a terrible blogger!!  But, I'm really excited about my latest project.

Texas has gone to a new teacher evaluation system and under our new TTESS system, teachers have to create goals and revisit those goals periodically through the year.  My goal this year, that I've been wanting to do for some time, is have kiddos set & monitor their own writing goals. This clip chart is my way getting started on that goal.

It's not very pretty hanging up on my wall right there because I put it on a tiny little bulletin board. But, at least you can get an idea of what it looks like when it's put together.  I hole punched the pieces and hung them together with rings, but you can certainly put it together any way you choose.

I then colored some clothespins to looks like pencils and starting this week, I'm going to help children set goals during our writing conferences.  I cannot wait to see how it goes!

Included with this pack are some tracking sheets to help keep track of student progress through the writing goals.  I'm hoping to use them in our data folders this year to help us see growth in our writing.  Click on any of the pictures to go the product on TpT.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Brag Tags Updated

As the new school year approaches, I can't help but think about the things that worked last year and those that didn't.  One thing that absolutely worked was these Brag Tags!!  
Click the picture to see the original post.

These are very simple to use and reuse over and over again.  Print them, laminate them, punch holes in the top, and slide a badge clip onto it.  Done!  I slipped them into badge holders last year and skipped the laminating step.  This time I skipped the holder and went for full on lamination.  

As we are walking through the hallway or transitioning to new activities I would pass out a tag.  Sometimes it was specific to the activity or the Habit that we were focused on, other times no so specific.  My colleagues were so gracious in asking the kiddos to tell them why they earned their badges and it was a great natural lesson in speaking clearly to convey a message! Their confidence was boosted and they walked ten feet taller when they wore a tag.  

I stored the tags in a pocket chart last year so that we could see what tags were available.  As the year went on, I let kiddos choose their own tags.  The "second in line" tag was the favorite.

I've just updated these to include rule specific tags with the beginning of year in mind.  "I can take good care of my favorite pencil" is one I'm hoping will save me buckets of money on pencils this year.  I bought Expos and sentence strips on Prime Day and I've resolved not to spend any more money on school supplies.  I hope I can keep my promise to my debit card!! The children are going to have to learn the art of conservation one way or another. :)

The best thing about these tags is that they are reusable over and over again.  Kiddos get 'em when you give 'em and they put 'em back at the end of the day.  The next day is a fresh start and a new opportunity to earn a tag (or ten).  Click the pictures to get your set at TPT.

Thanks so much for your constant support and kindness.  Here's a little look at the view I've been missing since coming home from the AMAZING (and crazy hot & humid) Hawai'i! I loved the sights, smells, and flavors of the Big Island.  I will never forget it!  I've been trying to paint the beauty of the island with acrylics, and it's a struggle, my friends.  Nothing measures up. ♥

In uploading this picture, I realized that I said "Use with badge holders or laminate & put on chains..."  Chains? What?! Haha!  Oops.  That's why we make friends and get editors, y'all.  :) Don't use chains.  Use lanyards.