use address labels, clipboard, and large index cards. Write your notes on the address labels as you walk around and observe. Later, stick them onto the child's index card. Quick and easy! Then, during parent/teacher conferences, just pull out the notecard and share your observations
Create this on my own. Pass out M on the first day during table work time. Depending on which color they have they must answer a question. You can do this activity through out the year changing up the questions!