Greetings! I know it is a little early to be thinking about next school year, but I always do my best reflecting at the beginning of summer. I usually put together a list of likes and dislikes, add some new items (Pinterest inspired) to my next year list, and then I enjoy the rest of my summer.
After a ton of reflecting the one thing that stood out to me the most is that I needed to PURPOSEFULLY include data notebooks in my classroom. That not only meant that I would plan to do them, but that I would do them and furthermore make sure that they are forefront in my daily instruction. After reading that the #1 way to get students to have more than a years growth is to get students actually keeping up with their own personal data I couldn't believe it was that simple. I know it sounds crazy, but what the hey. After toying with the idea and incorporating some of it in my classroom I am now a firm believer. If you are looking for the most bang for your buck I honestly believe getting your students to feel responsible for their own learning and growth will get you there. The trick for me is taking the time to actually allow students to look, analyze, graph, and make goals based on their own data.
In order to make sure that I was focused on this task I created a set of Data sheets for my intermediate grade students. I honestly think that if you are looking for a ready made data set to get your students off on the right foot it will be worth it to you.
Here it is...
Here it is...
In this document you will find graphs for reading comprehension, fluency, math unit test, science/social studies test, spelling test, homework completion, independent reading chart, and last but not least a behavior graph that incorporates the clip chart & the Leader in Me. It really is everything that you need to get your students started! Please if you buy and give me feedback I will send you a FREE Leader in Me Think sheet to go along with your other items! I can't wait to see what this year will bring!
Thanks so much! HAPPY SUMMER!
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