HUMP DAY!!! I know it's old and cheesy, but I just LOVE that camel commercial!!
I am linking up with my #kindertribe blog, Kinder Tribe, for their What Worked Well Wednesday.
This is a link up where kindergarten teachers get to share what worked well during their week. I'm not back to school year, so I'm going to share something that worked well last year that I intend on doing again this year!!
This is a picture of my student data drawer. Each student gets a hanging file folder, with different color-coded file folders on the inside. Everything I need to know about my kinders is all in their folder, and I can just grab it and go to parent conferences or IEP meetings, or any other type of meeting where I need data on my students.
Here's my system.
Each hanging file folder contains 5 different folders, and each folder holds different information.
The first folder is a regular manilla folder, and that contains all the information I need about my student. Emergency contact info, medical info, phone numbers, address, personal likes and dislikes, fears and goals, all sorts of individualized information about my Littles.
Next is a yellow file folder labeled 'Assessments'. This folder contains all of the Reading and Math assessments we do throughout the year, including the ones we do three times a year. This folder shows all the growth my kiddos make during the year.
The red file folder is for Work Samples. I don't keep everything my kinders do, I would never have enough room to store all of that. However, I do pick out a few pieces throughout the year that shows how well they are doing with certain skills. In the beginning of the year, I keep some cutting and coloring samples. As time goes on I keep pieces that have to do with rhyming or number sense, and other skills we work on throughout the year. If there is a kiddo I'm concerned about, someone I think might need to be tested for special ed services, I tend to keep more work samples for them. This is a good folder to have during parent conferences, so you can show the parents the amount of effort their child is putting into their school work.
The blue folder is all about Behavior. We follow the PBIS program at our school, and that means students can receive MIRs and ODRs (Minor Incident Reports and Office Discipline Referrals). These reports are on carbon copies, and teachers keep one of the three colors. The others go home and to the assistant principal. I also do monthly behavior calendars where students color in the day for whatever color they landed on. At the end of the month I collect them all and file them in their Behavior folders.
The last folder I have in each hanging file is a green folder, and this one is for Parent Notes. Throughout the year, I get all sorts of different notes from parents. Everything from explaining why they couldn't get their homework done to the latest news from their doctor. Any and all attendance or vacation request notes get sent to the office, and I will get a copy of those in my mailbox. Many parents will send me emails, which I will print out and add to their folders. I have had a few times during the year where this folder has saved my butt, when a parent states they never sent in a note like that but I can pull it from the folder. Many of my kinders don't have anything at all in this folder, but I still make one for everyone just in case!!
So that's my filing system for student data. Do you think I'm missing something? I'd love to know so I can add it!! Make sure to leave me a comment!
Don't forget to swing back over to Kinder Tribe and see who else has linked up to share what worked well for them this week!
Don't forget that you can still link up for Spotlight Saturday!! It's a Teacher's Show and Tell link up where you can share with us your favorite products, activities, ideas, lessons, tips, tricks, resources, and anything else that makes classroom life easier and more awesome!!