The kids have helped chart and put things into their data binders all year long, but there is just something special about when it's all done. Before I passed out their data binders, I took one students and discuss all of the progress that she had made since the beginning of the year in kindergarten. The kids were most "impressed" by the progress that she had made in writing. Once we were done reviewing her data binder, I passed out data binders to each student in my class. I told them that first I wanted them to look through it independently, then once time was up, they could choose a partner/partners to share their data binder progress. You would have thought I told them we were going on an extra field trip or something because they were so excited to share their progress.
One of the items on our to do list this summer is to revamp and add more items to my kindergarten data binders. SueBeth and I have been discussing things to change and what things we can add to it to make them better. Here are some fun pictures of them enjoying their data binders:
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