Wish I started doing this at the beginning of the year. I can see the pictures of anchor charts being a great reference for all of my students. There is only so much room on my walls for ALL of the charts I/we make.
Keeping Track of Anchor Charts: Take a picture, print it and file it in a binder before taking the poster off the wall. Teacher and students can refer to the binder even if the anchor chart isn't on the wall.
I put an absent folder on my absent student's desk. The students at their table will make sure they get all of the work we do that day put in their folder. I do check their folder at the end of the day and make sure there are not tests or activities that can only be done whole class. Then, when that student returns the next day, they put their folder in their backpack. The instructions to the parents are on the folder.
Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.
Frames for anchor charts. Create a space in your room at the beginning of the year for your anchor charts to hang throughout the school year! I love the bright colors with the black for a chalkboard look!