This sheet allows me to easily refer to important information gleaned from the student’s IEP. The binder also holds loose-leaf. As I attend a meeting for the student, I include these notes in the appropriate section behind the student sheet.
This year I have added a new system for assessing student goals. I copy and pasted the student goal from the IEP into a document. Along with the goal, I have space to assess it and write notes. On the back, I have an area to jot down what I have assessed on the quarterly progress notes. This is taped to a 5 x 7 index card and added to a book ring so that I can quickly jot down notes in class on the student progress toward the goal. My hope is that this will save time in assessing their progress. In the past, it was in a binder which was cumbersome to take out. I am hoping this will help to assess on the fly, in real time.
The last thing that I created to save myself time later in the year is with testing folders. Some students need a separate location to minimize distractions. These students are sent to a testing room where an aide will give them their accommodations. Each student that has this accommodation has their own folder. The outside of the folder has their name on a label, along with my name and classroom number at the bottom so the aide knows where to return it to. Inside of the folder is a print out of their accommodations. This allows the aide to easily see what needs to be done for the student to be successful. On the other side of the folder, I will place the test.
Simple, easy ways to organize yourself to save time later in the year. I hope you enjoyed reading what I do and will implement the actions into your classroom. If you want the same sheets that I use, sign up for my newsletter below to find them in your inbox. Leave a comment below to let me know something that you do in your classroom to stay organized.
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