May 19, 2012

Pictures of Data Binders Ready To Go Home Monday...Yippeee!!

Another thing off of the to do list.  My data binders are ready to go home for the parents and students to enjoy.  Sending those home on Monday.  I did a pirate theme this school year.  I stored these data binder items in a 3 ring notebook for each student since the first day of school.  This makes it real easy for the last thing that I want to put in for the year.  Then I just took out the pages, used a large ring and taped it shut so that things can't fall out.  Here are my pictures of my data binders for this school year.  It is such a great collection of "growth" for everyone to enjoy!!

Next up, volunteer gifts and 2nd grade reading helpers/zero the hero friends. 

Front cover of the data binders.
Tracking of capital and lowercase letters each month until they are mastered.
Students and teachers together color in the graph for the letter identification.

Charting of sight words better known as popcorn words to our kiddos!

Graphing of popcorn words.

Monthly writing rubric that we use each month to grade a particular writing sample.
Each month the students track their daily behavior.  These are collected at the end of each month and place into their data binders.

We write in our journals every day...even the first day of school.  For the first 3 months we do a class guided writing sample. 

Our first "guided writing" sample from the first day of school.
This is this students independent writing sample from one day last week.  Here is the front....
Here is the back, second page, of his independent writing sample from last week.

Side view of our data binders.

All of our data binder items are found as a free download from our August/September postings from 2011.  This summer I plan on tweaking some of my data binder things and sharing those with you.   Going to work hard on lots of monthly writing ideas for the 2012-2013 school year to share with you!!

What different things do you put in your data binders?!?  Leave us a comment, we would love to hear!


Katie Lawson said...

I am giving my kids a portfolio. It has work from each six weeks in the following categories: math, writing, and retelling stories through pictures. I also include coloring sheets to show their improvement following our star rules- coloring in the lines, filling in all white spaces, coloring things realistically. I hadn't thought to include their behavior calendars although I save them so that the students who stay on blue all year are recognized. I think I will stick these in the back of their portfolios! Good idea! :)

Sarah Paul said...

That looks AWESOME! I need to do that next year for sure!
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Mrs. Anderson said...

I use data binders as well. The students have graphs for behavior, spelling, reading,sight words, math concepts, math facts, and homework. There is also a section for writing samples. I use the heavy duty plastic binders with eight pockets. I run the graphs on cardstock. Tests and other work go behind the graph in each pocket. At the end of the year, I remove all their graphs & work and send it home. I like your idea of putting everything on a ring.
Connie :)

Lisa R. said...

That is an awesome idea! I am definitely doing this next year also. Thanks for sharing how you put these together!

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Laura said...

Love that accountability! Super organized! Thanks for sharing!

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Freckleteacher said...

Wow! I love the graphs and the accountability. How do you make the time doing them with your students? Thank you for sharing!

Jessica Stanford said...

Amazing! I have to try this next year!!

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kjohnson4 said...

I LOVE your data binders! That is a goal of mine for the summer, to improve my data collection even more. I will definitely be returning to this post over the summer:)

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Barbara said...

I've never heard of data binders. Thanks for sharing. I might try this for next year.
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Laura Starnes said...

You are SO organized. I definitely need to look at each of those charts for next year. I'm not always the best at keeping data. That's always been a weak spot =/
Thanks for sharing!

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Kimberly Santana said...

What a gret idea...I wish I found time to make this a priority!! New follower, so glad I found your blog!

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Primary Possibilities said...

We started to do data binders this year. I LOVE your writing examples for each month and will have to start doing that. We have to start adding benchmarks to the graphs and your bulls eyes are great! We bound ours this year with combs binders which is a hassle to undo and add to. I will have to invest in some binders! So glad our blogs found each other, seems like we are doing a lot of the same things!


Jessica McDurmon said...

Thank you for sharing!! :)