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Jean and I are having so much fun hosting this linky, and we L.O.V.E. reading everyone else's tips and tricks to make life in the classroom easier!
Link up with a quick tip that makes life in your classroom easier. There are no weekly themes or topics. The only real "rule" is that you may not link up with a paid product or unit. Our goal is to share the small nuggets of greatness that are happening every day in our classrooms! If you missed the backstory about how this party got started, click here! Jean and I would also appreciate it if you linked back to our blogs and included our button in your post :)

This week I'm sharing how I organize my running records. I tried using a binder, but it just wasn't working for me organization-wise. I kept finding random running records all over my classroom. So instead I headed to Walmart during Back to School shopping season and bought 25-30 orange two-pocket folders. Each student has a folder where I store the running records and their progress form:
Each student has their own folder.
Inside the folder.
On the left side I keep their progress form. This form travels from grade to grade, and teachers record every running record done with the child.
On the right side I keep all the running records I've done with the child throughout the year. 
  • I can easily insert or take out running records. I don't have to worry about hole punching them or prying open a sheet protector to get them inside.
  • If I was headed to an IEP, parent meeting, or another meeting about a specific student, all I have to do is grab their folder. No need to haul a binder. 
  • During Running Record Season (for me that's 4 times a year), I can visually see who's done and who I still need to test. When I'm done testing a student, I move their folder to the back of my running record crate.

I FINISHED MY RUNNING RECORDS FOR THE YEAR!!! WOOOO ME!!! It's not even June yet and I'm D.O.N.E! I think this is record time for me! :D

How do you organize your running records?

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