I have linked up with The Elementary Entourage for some great ideas for getting organized in our classrooms! I am normally an organized person, but I must admit that sometimes this is a struggle for me because I went from teaching in a large classroom to a tiny one. I have to tell you that was really hard! My husband had to build shelves in our garage so I could keep tubs of my teaching stuff in them! Anything that isn't used year around or is for a grade level I am no longer in is stored in those tubs. I used to not have to do that. I used to have everything with me in my classroom. I knew where it all was and I could grab it at a moments notice. Then the tiny classroom came. (sigh)
Anyways, I would like to share with you my class notebook that I keep every year. Each one of my students is assigned a number. Their mailboxes, where I put their papers, have numbers and this notebook has tabs with numbers. That way I don't have to write names from year to year. I only assign numbers. They write their numbers next to their names on all their papers. This has been such an improvement! Behind each child's number I keep everything I need for documentation.
These forms would include parent contact forms, behavior documentation, communication log, conference forms, permission slips, etc...Everything is there. If I need to contact a parent or the principal needs some information I just grab that notebook.
These documents are sold in my store in a variety of themes. Ladybug and Pirate seem to be neck and neck as the all time favorites! Just click here to check them out in my store!
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