1- I am seriously SO BAD at keeping my online gradebook updated! I keep an old-fashioned paper gradebook. I think that's why I always forget to update online? I'm not sure. Whatever the reason is, I have to get on that. Eek!
2. I keep a regular planbook with the things I am doing each day, and then a separate binder just for my guided reading plans. The plans are just too large to put in my planbook! I have 6 groups in 6 different chapter books, with strategies, vocab, and comprehension questions for each. It gets crazy! I also like to keep a separate "guided reading notes" sheet to jot down things while I am working in the small groups. It keeps me on track, and helps me to remember exactly where I left off when we meet again. It's not easy keeping track with so many groups and books! I created a simple, clean guided reading notes sheet.
There are a MILLION guided reading notes templates out there, but I like this one because it gives me a place to record the info I need to know, and nothing extra. Definitely a favorite! If you want a copy of this freebie click here.
3. My desk at school is a MESS. Not just a little mess, but like "Oh THERE is that paper I lost two weeks ago" type of mess. I need to get on that! I am so nervous that I'll be out sick and a sub will come in and see it. Eek!
Hope to do:
1. I've been really good about being planned 1 - 2 weeks in advance this year. It makes Sunday nights so nice! I am relaxed and ready for the week. I am generally done with al my copying a week in advance, too. It is so nice! I would like to get an extra week of copying done this week, to bring me up to Thanksgiving. We have conferences the week after Thanksgiving, so any organization before will help!
2. Tying in with the previous, I have to think about my grades! Grades close Thanksgiving week, and report cards come out as soon as we come back. Organization NOW will definitely pay off in a couple weeks.
Happy to do:
Spend Veteran's day with my little one at my favorite Veteran's house- my Grandfather's! I can't wait for a relaxing midweek day off.
Don't forget to enter the Classroom Friendly Supplies giveaway I am hosting! Tomorrow is the last day. Runner up prize is a $10 gift card to the store of your choice! :)