Need something to help with organization in your classroom? The amount of paperwork in your room could make your crazy. Therefore, any help with keeping track of assignments and grades is always welcome!
Checklists are something I use multiple times a day that help make my teaching life easier. I was fortunate to have been taught early in my career to use them. For that, I am grateful! For new teachers this could be a life-saver for you and for experienced teachers you might see some new ways to incorporate them in you classroom.
I have always had classes that are large, 30-36 students. So first I number the students. I know some feel this is impersonal, but I really only do it for organizing and recording. Then I make sure I have a lot so checklists slips on hand.
I use these checklist for EVERY assignment. I have the students turn in work into different baskets during the day.
Once the assignments are in the baskets, a student will organize the papers in order – number one on top of the pile and the last number on the bottom.
Then the student will mark off the checklist – a slash for turned in, a circle for missing, and a triangle for absent. Note: there is a square that I use for students who are excused from the assignment, but the student doesn’t mark that.
I also use the checklist for recording grades. I will write the percentages next to each number. I also use them to record field trip forms, computer program progress, list books students are reading, rewards so I don’t repeat student to often, etc. Each week I use anywhere from 6 – 20 checklists. I use the weekly pile of checklists to mark my Friday Folders for parents. It is easy for me to see how many assignments are missing and grades given for the week. Then I store the weekly pile with others from the beginning of the year. That way I can always refer to them if I need to.
I have created a spring checklist that you can download for free. Click on the link below to download it for free.
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