Sunday, August 4, 2013

Data Books Freebie!

We started using Student Data Books a couple of years ago in our school.   I have to admit that at first I was apprehensive about how well hey would work... Would first graders understand?  Would they have an impact on learning?  Would they take time away from teaching?

 I have to say that I have come to LOVE using them in the classroom.  Student do understand and benefit from seeing their progress or lack of progress towards a certain goal.  It becomes a great way to conference with students on their progress.  I love hearing students say "I went up!" or even asking me "Why did I go down?" when they are completing their graphs.  All of my common core math assessments include a graph to track progress.  We don't graph every standard... that would be too much.  Our first grade team chooses the standards we feel are most important.  Graphs for all the standards are included here with the assessments....

This year I made this super cute Student Data Book cover.  We bind ours with the binder combs and laminate the cover for durability.  You can also include these covers in the clear cover of a binder or hole punch it and put it at the front of a binder with no cover.  These are a free Google Docs download so go grab it up now!  (The clipart is from Graphics From The Pond, frame from The Enlightened Elephant, and background from Sonya Dehart).  (Click here for the First Grade and below on the picture for the non-grade specific version!)

Have a great Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to start student binder notebooks.