Are you being asked to keep student data books in kindergarten? Or do you want to do some goal setting with your students to help them achieve their goals? Then you found the right post for you!
Included in this freebie is several graphs to track individual student growth, a cover page to staple them into books, Common Core Connections directly on graphs, and my favorite... tips and tricks from me, someone who lived it and survived it! This page will help you with management and organization of the process so you don't make the same mistakes I did!
DIBELS graphs: Date the day you test them and then color up the bar. Eventually you can have the students color the bar, but I would draw a line directly up the bar so they stay in the right spot... even at the end of the year!
Alphabet Sounds and Letter Names: Color in the letters they know and color up for how many they know!
Counting to 100 and Counting by 10's: Color up to the number they can get to without your help. Again, you can have the students color it in, but you will want to draw a line through the squares to color.
Sight Words: Color up how many know. In the box you can either write the important words they need to know OR you can have them write the words they are successful at and add a word or two each time as a goal. Just depends on how you teach sight words.
This freebie goes great with my Kindergarten Checklist Assessments which have just been updated to be aligned with the Common Core! These checklists will help you see a class snap shot of what what exactly your students know. They will help you quickly pull groups, quickly give specific information on a student for parents or administration, and help you determine what to teach next! They really are a life saver! Time consuming at first, but a life saver once you make the initial investment in time!
I hope you enjoy... if it's a requirement of your school you are probably a little skeptical! But setting goals with your students can be very valuable. Just try to pick one or two to do and then add in the others if you must!
Happy Sunday Everyone!