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. *****adapt for behavior!
Put duct tape on ziplock bags, and then you can punch holes in them and store them in a binder and they won't rip.
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"Something fun I do to get the dads involved is host Donuts With Dads once or twice a month. Every month, a different dad or two volunteers. He comes in with donuts and does a presentation for the students. The dad and I work together on coming up with something he would be comfortable presenting and the students would be interested in. We have had presentations covering all topics from using an abacus to being an FBI agent to National Hispanic month."