January 15, 2003
I make my class lists on computer generated labels. I carry this class list on a clipboard during guided reading and small group activities. As the children participate, I make notes on the labels and then stick them on the children's individual folders. I can easily see whom I still need to observe and the compiled labels give me a running record of authentic assessment throughout the year. The notation labels in the students' folders are also valuable for both parent conferences and report card comments. This method works in other areas such as math skills, science concepts and behavior too.