Thursday, September 22, 2011

Data Notebooks.... Helping Children Set Goals!

I am so sorry but this is going to be a fast post because I have so much to do tonight.  I have been at beginning teacher mentor training for the last couple of days and I have a lot to catch up on...... whew!
So many of you have been asking for the data notebooks that we use at my school.  My kindergarten team is amazing.  They are the best group of teachers in the world!   Mrs. Howell, (who is right across the hall from me) is my life saver!  She is the one who designed our data sheets and is allowing me to share them with you.   We place the sheets in folders or binders.   We work with the children to show what they know with their alphabet letters, numbers and core words.  We also have a reading level graph.  All of these are done as a graph to show growth.  We help the children at the beginning of the year with their graphs.  They share these during student led conferences.  The children are motivated to learn these skills and to get their graph filled up to the top.   They take responsibility for their learning! Here is an example of the lowercase letter graph. 

We are redoing our numeral recognition graph and core word graph and I don't have it for you today.  But as soon as it is done, I will have it as a download for you.  But here are the rest for a download for you. 

 For the cover click on the picture above. For the goal setting document you can get it in an earlier post.  You can get the rest here and here and here
Graphics:  Scrappin Doodles!
 Tuesday night is our student led conference night and we are having the children share their reading levels, alphabet and numeral recognition graphs.  They will also share their academic and personal goals for this 9 weeks.  Let me know if I can answer any questions you may have.
 Please leave a comment if you download, so I can tell my team how much you appreciate them!


Eluciq said...

thanks Pam...i really appreciate you sharing your data notebook and thank your team mates too! i look forward to seeing your numeral graph too!

i plan to implement this with my kiddo's in the next couple of weeks...

Crayons and Curls said...

I love this! This will so help me organize my classroom! Now, I think I will make me some other data pages for my assessments! Thanks for the brainstorm! :) You rock! :)
Crayons and Curls

Julie said...

Anxiously waiting for the number and core words data pages!

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