Data Notebooks


Styling and Filing

Hey guys, how's it going?

Exactly 3 weeks from today, I will be back in school,

I just can't believe it!!!

I've been working from home (as we all do),

and I've been working on my reading files.

Well, we are getting a new reading series this year, Wonders by McGraw-Hill.

When we had our former reading series, Reading Street by Scott Foresman,

this is how I had my files, in 1st grade and Kindergarten. 

I know, I know, beautiful, right? 

Haha, not!!!

Well, as I was cleaning out files, I decided that I did not want to go

that route again.

So, I came up with something else instead. 

I decided that instead of doing Unit 1 Week 1, etc., 

I would file by skill instead, because reading series come and go,

but the skill will always be the same.

So I got some bright colorful folders from Wal-Mart,

(I love colors!!).

I made some labels, and voila!!

I think it'll be so much easier this way, and since I'm bad about filing in a timely manner, 

I don't have to remember which week each skill belongs to!!

My goal is to expand this plan to everything,

to be more skill-based, rather than whatever the particular curriculum is at the time. 

Also, I finally updated my Community Helper unit that I created last year,

I was actually kind of embarrassed at some of it!!

Talk to you later!!!


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