Brilliant idea!!!!!! Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box. Whenever you want to make a note about a student's progress, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box. Periodically move the sticky notes to students' assessment folders. You'll have valuable information at your fingertips when it's time to prepare report cards.
I am always on social media during the summer and I haven't thought about using social media for my teacher planning during the summer, so this was a good article to read and utilize my time with just a few minutes a day. great teaching ideas.
I'd tell my kids that it was time for a Rockin' Robin and they'd immediately get quiet. I'd pass out one wipe to each student, walk over to my desk, turn on the Rockin' Robin song, and watch the magic happen. 1. No using the wipes on computer/tv screens or my desk. 2. No talking, unless you're singing the song. 3. Each student MUST be back in their seat by the time the song ends.