I think teachers want two things out of their record keeping format.
- Teachers want to see each child's growth across time so they need to see not just this week's goals for a child and his/her progress but also his/her goals and progress across time.
- Teachers want to see trends in their classroom to help plan minilessons and small groups so they need to be able to see the class as a whole.
And, some teachers like this little extra bit...
- Some teachers like to have a little cheat sheet or list of possible compliments/teaching points on their record keeping sheets too. You could carry prompts for each reading level or possible teaching points for each writing unit along side of your record keeping sheet, or these possible teaching points could be on your record keeping sheet.
Take a look at Maureen's record keeping notebook below. She can see her whole class for this current week and all of the previous weeks.
Look for more record keeping sheets soon!